Who is Terrance?
Hailing from Washington, DC with a BFA in Dance Performance and Education (Towson University), Terrance Spencer is an award-winning actor, singer, dancer, choreographer and teacher.
Spencer studied under Debbie Allen, who selected him for his first understudy role in Twist: The Musical (as Boston). He went on to appear on Broadway and in the Los Angeles and San Francisco companies of one of the most successful musicals in history, Wicked. Other stage roles include Rock of Ages (Las Vegas) and Julie Taymor’s opera Grendel.
Now focused on acting, Spencer starred in Celebration Theatre's The Color Purple (Harpo, Ovation Award for Best Ensemble & nomination for Best Featured Actor) and Revolver (Jesus Christ/ Patrick), Pasadena Playhouse’s Kiss Me Kate (Bill/Lucentio, Broadway World Award for Best Supporting Actor), Performance Riverside’s production of Lin Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights (Benny), Theatre Under the Stars’ Dreamgirls (Wayne/ MC) and Moonlight Amphitheater’s production of Elton John’s AIDA (Mereb).
On screen, Spencer was Beyonce’s dance partner for the ‘One Night Only’ number in the Academy Award winning Dreamgirls. He performed in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and in H&M’s Romeo & Juliet short film starring Mary J Blige and directed by David La Chapelle. He has danced on 83rd Academy Awards (ABC), Latin Grammy Awards (CBS), VH1 Divas Live (VH1), Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Ellen (NBC) and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC). Other TV includes Greek (ABC Family), The Neighbors (ABC) and The Starter Wife (USA).
Spencer is Creative Consultant for recording artist Adam Lambert, serving as Dance Captain and lead dancer for his 3 world tours plus recording backing vocals and choreographing the Trespassing World Tour. He has conducted workshops for fitness guru Shaun T and is Dance and Movement coach for Dave Stroud’s ‘Vocalize You’ Academy. Spencer choreographed the Defying Inequality Galas in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and is a choreographer and mentor for the Arts Out Loud LGBTQ organization ‘Youth in the Arts’.