Ms. Terri Treas has one of the most well-rounded careers of anyone teaching in Hollywood today. From Broadway musicals to starring in television series and films to moving behind the camera as a writer/producer for hour television dramas to directing short films and web series, Ms. Treas has learned the skills necessary to be successful in each medium. Teaching has always been a passion for Ms. Treas. Even while she was a working actress in film and TV, she taught for Jeff Corey, one of the most respected acting teachers in Hollywood.
Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Ms. Treas started her show biz career at 15 years old as a scholarship student at the Joffrey Ballet. She appeared on Broadway in eight shows including Pippin', Working, My Fair Lady, and Dancin'. The movie The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas brought Ms. Treas to Los Angeles. She went on to star as the sexy alien love interest Cathy Frankel in the FOX hit television series Alien Nation. The series was so loved by its fans that FOX made five Alien Nation movies of the week for the network. Her television credits include series regular roles in DEA, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Santa Barbara, and many guest starring roles. Some her feature films credits are The Fabulous Baker Boys, House 4, The Nest, Little Miss Millions, and All That Jazz.
Always in search of more creative challenges she turned her attention to writing and moved behind the camera as a writer producer for hour television dramas. She wrote and produced for Silk Stalkings, Nash Bridges, Pacific Blue, and for Felicity and creator J.J. Abrams of Star Trek and Star Wars The Force Awakens fame.
Ms. Treas has also taught at the Masters Writing Program at USC and directed their One Act Play Showcase. Ms. Treas has been a lead teacher at The Playground, an on-camera conservatory for kids and teens, where she has taught the advanced and Professional Programs. One of the graduation films from her Professional Programs, which Terri co-wrote and co-directed with Danielle Vernengo, was a finalist at the Broad Humor Film Festival. She has directed 6 short films for the Playground Professional Program. She has appeared on "Oprah," “Good Morning America” and been interviewed by all of the major newspapers in the country.