Theresa Maigue Bendorf

Theresa Maigue Bendorf is a seasoned professional with 25+ years of experience. An accomplished dancer, dance educator, choreographer, director, producer and trusted Realtor who’s experience ranges from owning and operating the successful Mystic Stepper School of Dance and production studio, Dance Educator at Chula Vista School for the Creative & Performing Arts, producing highly grossing, award winning shows and full park events for Sea World Entertainment, to helping families navigate the ever-changing real estate market as a trusted Realtor. From teaching her youngest students to mentoring teens getting into college and navigating their professional careers, Theresa’s passion for coaching young artists is unwavering. Some of Theresa’s notable honors, projects and clients are IAAPA Brass Ring Nominee- Best Theatrical Production “IllumiNight”, Commissioned Choreographer for 25th Anniversary SD County “A Salute to Teachers”, Choreographer for NATAS PSW Emmy Award Winning Production, Tym Telford Award for Best Choreography, Produced the full park event “Inside Look” for all 3 Sea World Parks, US Events for Philippine Ambassador- Jose Lampe Cuisia, Amusement Park Today, NFL Draft, Audacy, Reality Changers, COX SD, Rescue Agency, Miss Philippines Pageant, Association of Zoos & Aquariums, International Marine Animal Trainer’s Association, Assembly Member District 80 and most recently the Choreographer for Kagitingan,  Blindspot Collective’s sold out debut at the Museum Contemporary Art, San Diego. Theresa was very honored to choreograph for JT’s 75th Anniversary Gala honoring amazing JT alumni including her sister, Francine Maigue, who directed and choreographed JT’s successful run of Disney’s Moana Jr. Theresa was a proud parent watching her girls in the show and now looks forward to choreographing Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr. later this season.

The Addams Family

Directed by Joey Price
Music Direction by Michael Tyree
Choreography by Theresa Maigue Bendorf
Assistant Directed by Anthony Zelig

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Orchestrations by Larry Hochman
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

The Addams Family is a comical feast that embraces the kooky elements in every family. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. If that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a “very normal” dinner for Wednesday’s “very normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Disney’s Finding Nemo, Jr.

Directed & Music Directed by Desha Crownover
Choreographed by Theresa Maigue Bendorf
Assistant Directed by Sarah Kaplan

Music and Lyrics by
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Book Adapted by Lindsay Anderson
Music and Orchestrations Adapted and Arranged by Myrna Conn
Based on the 2003 Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo written by
Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds
and directed by Andrew Stanton

When Marlin, an anxious and overprotective clownfish, learns that his son, Nemo, has been captured, he must face his fears and set off on an epic adventure across the ocean. Along the way, with the help of lovable characters such as the optimistic Dory, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. See this vibrant underwater world come to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship and adventure!