A Bay Area based artist, I am fascinated by the intersection of beauty, movement, sentience, cultural behavior, and aesthetics. Growing up in the rugged coastal town of Santa Cruz, CA, I developed an immense love for nature, learning, movement, and travel at a young age, which I actively apply to my creative work.
With years of dance training under my belt, I gained an AA degree in Music and a BA in Philosophy from UC Berkeley (with a Theater/Dance minor). During my final year of college, I began training at The Meisner Technique Studio in San Francisco, completing the two year acting program. Since graduating, I have worked as a dancer, actor, and choreographer in various capacities (see resume and video pages for more details). I also lived in Israel for half a year, dancing my heart out.
I am currently the Artistic Director of Montage Contemporary Company, as well as a company dancer with ArcTangent Dance Company, and operate as a freelance choreographer. With experience in curation, arts administration, and leadership, I've served as Performing Arts Manager at the Oshman Family JCC, Director of Experience at Starcity, and Co-Curator of TEDxPaloAlto.
Ongoing projects include an activist screen-dance documentary, Telephone, in collaboration with Krishna Washburn. Telephone brings awareness to the important art form of audio description for dance. Telephone debuted at New York University in December of 2022, with additional screenings lined up across the country in early 2023. For more information, please visit Telephone's website.
Photo Credit (images 1, 2, 4): Lauren Hoskins, courtesy of ArcTangent Dance Image Description 1: Headshot of Heather (female, long brown hair, green eyes) looking at the camera, hands softly at one side of waist. Image 2: Action shot of Heather with a deep bend in her knees, arms reaching. Image 3: Heather is jumping with one leg in front and one behind, on the diagonal plane. A male photographer's back (Kavan Lake) is in the shot, as he captures the image. Image 4: Headshot of Heather (female, long brown hair, green eyes and freckles) facing the side, looking at camera, one arm by her head.