Jazz, Contemporary, and Acro Instructor

Heather is a dancer and choreographer, from out of Chicago, IL. She has been dancing for over 25 years, with invitations to train at various classes, conventions and workshops in Michigan, Illinois, California, New York and London. She training has included Joel Hall, Mia Michaels, at Lou Conte, Grand Rapids Ballet, Pineapple Studios and more! She danced competitively for most of her youth as well as performed in numerous on stage productions; receiving a West Michigan Thespian award for her portrayal of Laura in The Glass Menagerie. She danced on the Big Red Boat Disney Cruise lines and even had the opportunity to portray the beloved character Tinker Bell. She coached club gymnastics for 4 years with US Airborne Gymnastics. She was the owner of Inspirations Dance Studio before relocating to Chicago to pursue more performance opportunities. Her pieces have won numerous 1st place, overall and choreography awards both regionally and nationally. She is mostly known for her innovative, unique and theatrical concepts. She was the Dance Director with Chicago Performing Arts Academy and was one of 8 choreographers selected nationally for Charlotte New Music in 2017.

Her choreography and performances have been featured at AscenDance Chicago, Inaside-CSE, Chicago Dance Extravaganza, Carnival:Choreographers Ball, Mixtape, Dance Chicago, Followspot, FreeSpace, New Moon, Dance for Life; Dance Divas and in the movie Tug. Additional performance credits include; Diana Ross, Kygo and Vertical Horizon. She currently instructs and choreographs at numerous studios throughout the Chicago land area, as well as teaches master classes, conventions and guest choreographs across the United States. She has judged with Addiction Dance Competition, Precision Arts Challenge, The Edge Talent Competition and Encore. He was the Artistic Director with AscenDance Chicago, a professional contemporary company based in Chicago.