Terri Burns


Terri Burns, a native of Orlando, Florida, started dancing at the age of 4. In the early 1970’s  Terri’s mother enrolled her and her siblings at the Orlando School of Black Performing Arts it was during that time Terri and her siblings were introduced to ballet, hip-hop, jazz, African, tap, modern and creative dance.

In the late 70’s, Terri’s mother formed a dance group with her and her siblings called the Non-Stop Express Dancers.  They traveled to different states and won many dance competitions, as well as performing on the Ted Mac Show.  Eventually, the group danced once a week on a televised show called Rock-n-roll Sundance show.

After graduating from Jones High School in 1983, Terri enrolled in the Performing Arts Program at Valencia Community College which helped perfect her dancing capabilities and skills.  She continued to study dance over the years through various dance programs and shows sponsored by Valencia Community College.

In 1997, Terri Founded Standing Ovation Talent Group, Inc. which has extended dance to another level by offering ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, African, tumbling, Lyrical, musical theater modern and creative dance.  During the years, Terri Burns & Standing Ovation Talent Group, Inc. has made great accomplishments including performing with the  Bobby Jones Gospel Show in Las Vegas,  participated in the Chocolate Nutcracker were Terri choreographed the “Gospel” scene and designed the scene’s costumes based on her dancing expertise, Standing Ovation Participated in Showstoppers, Star Quest,& Cunningham Dance Competition Winning numerous awards,Terri Burns won 1st Place Overall in her solo Category. Terri has some acting abilities In which she Played in the Outstanding Stage Play I’ve Got Something to Praise God for as Aunt Lillie Mae.

Terri has prepared annual dance productions with SOTG since 1998, In 2000, Terri made significant additions to the art of dance by involving men along with women, young girls and boys.  Terri have taught dance to the little ones at The Good Samaritan Preschool and choreograph for the Rosettes Spring Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. c/o Alpha Phi Chapter.  She is also a dance instructor/teacher for “Breaking Down the Walls” workshop.

In 2002, Terri Burns was appointed Dance Director for Saint Mark A.M.E. Church.

In 2010, Terri received The Distinguished Service Award from the City of Orlando, presented by Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Samuel B Ings District 6.


Terri and her husband Stoney have been married for 32 years, they have 2 wonderful sons & 2 grandchildren.  

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