Teresa Isabella Mayer lives and works as a choreographer, performer, photographer and Pilates instructor in Berlin and Tübingen. She performs her own work as well as participates in other projects in various theatres and festivals in Europe.
In 2004 she made her diploma in choreography and dance at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance). During her studies she started working on her own choreographies, including “Side way back” / 2002 (second price at the choreographic competition in Burghausen) and “Babel Mitlaut” / 2003.
In 2005 she took part at Tanzpool Coaching, where she created the first part of her solo “Polytonia”, which she has shown in Vienna (Kosmostheater), in Berlin (Dock 11, Swanday festival, Ada-Studio) and in Poland (experyment festival). Since 2009, she is working on a site-specific interactive piece, called “Inverted Vision”, which she premiered in Vienna/Künstlerhauspassage. “Inverted Vision” was presented at Tanz im August 2010, at Context #8 / HAU 1 Berlin, at Bonus Festival 2011 and at Buda Kunstencentrum 2012.
Parallely she works with other choreographers and groups as performer/dancer and develops pieces in collaborations. In 2007 she was performing for Trisha Brown at Documenta 12 in “Floor of the forest” and “Accumulation”.
2010 she received the Berlin Senate grant for dancers and an invitation to participate at the “Solo Performance Commissioning Project” by Deborah Hay. She took part at an international exchange program at the Festival Trans Amérique (Montréal) in 2010, invited by the Goethe-Institut.
In 2011 she got a residency  at Schloss Bröllin, at Dance Center Zagreb and at Buda (Kortrijk) in 2012. She was invited to take part at the International Forum 2013 for choreographers and composers at Theater Reutlingen. She was commissioned to develop a choreography score for the audience members of “französische Filmtage Stuttgart/Tübingen 2015”. 2019 she collaborated with Kunsthalle Tübingen, where she presented “Max Pechstein”, an interactive, performative art tour through the exhibition. Since 2020 Teresa is an active member of “Pact” – Performing Arts Collective Tübingen- an association of over 30 freelance artists from the fields of dance, performance, puppet theatre, drama and new circus. Beside her performance-works, Teresa teaches Pilates, dance improvisation as well as children’s dance and is working as a freelance photographer. In 2010 she joined a photography-seminar with Jonas Maron at Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. Teresa has been doing further training as a mindfulness coach since 2020.