Born in Pennsylvania, DEVON TEUSCHER (Polyhymnia) began her dance training at the age of nine under Deanna Doty of the Champaign Urbana Ballet Academy in Champaign, IL. When her family moved to Vermont, she continued her training at the Vermont Ballet Theatre School in Essex, VT under the direction of Alex and Kirsten Nagiba. At the age of eleven, Teuscher attended The Kirov Ballet Academy summer intensive. She also attended the Pacific Northwest Ballet summer intensive on full scholarship for two years.
From 2002 to 2006 Teuscher attended American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive and was a National Training Scholar from 2003 to 2006. In January 2005, Tuescher relocated to New York City to dance at American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School on full scholarship.
Teuscher joined ABT’s Studio Company in 2006, where she danced leading roles in Raymonda, Les Sylphides, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and various works by Jessica Lang. She joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in December 2007 and the corps de ballet in June 2008. She became a Soloist in 2014.
Her repertoire with the Company includes Polyhymnia in Apollo; a leading role in Bach Partita; a Shade in La Bayadère; Summer Fairy and Fairy Godmother in Cinderella; Aurora and Lead Mazurka/Czardas in Coppélia; a flower girl in Don Quixote; La Lionne in Gaîté Parisienne; Myrta in Giselle; Caroline, The Bride-To-Be in Jardin aux Lilas; Spanish Dance and one of The Nutcracker’s Sisters in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker; Rosaline’s friend and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet; Candide (Sincerity) and Lilac Fairy in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty; Fairy of Valor in The Sleeping Beauty; the pas de trois and a big swan in Swan Lake; Diana in Sylvia; and roles in Airs, Baker’s Dozen, Citizen, Company B, Duets, Dumbarton, Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once, Gong, In the Upper Room, Raymonda Divertissements, Sinfonietta, and Thirteen Diversions.
She created the Fairy Candide (Sincerity) in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty and a leading role in With a Chance of Rain.