Mrs. Theressa Ferguson
Mrs. Theressa Ferguson, a native of Hurt, Virginia, holds a master’s degree in health, physical education, and recreation and dance from University of South Alabama-Mobile, Alabama. She received her Bachelor of Science Education degree in health, physical education, and recreation from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Mrs. Ferguson began her professional dance career in 1975 at the Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York City. She was the owner and director of Theressa’s School of Dance for ten years. She taught ballroom dance at Lincoln University for fifteen years. She and partner, Kenneth Bungert, taught ballroom dance to the Jefferson City community for over five years. She also taught modern and jazz dance for the Jefferson City Dance Academy. She has choreographed plays for Helias High School and St. Elizabeth High School.
She presently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Lincoln University. She is the founder and artistic director of the Lincoln University Dance Troupe, and a member of numerous professional organizations, including Missouri Arts Council, Black College Dance Exchange, and Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MOAHPERD), on which she has served as chair for the dance division.
Mrs. Ferguson is married to Kenneth Ferguson and they have one daughter, Keena Ferguson and one grandson Raheem Moorman.