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 endeavors.
With years of dance training under my belt, I graduated high school at 15 years old and gained an AA degree in Music. I then went on to receive my BA in Philosophy (with a Theater/Dance minor) from UC Berkeley at age 20. 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 currently dance with ArcTangent Dance Company, am the Artistic Director of Montage Contemporary Company, and operate as a freelance choreographer.
Additionally, I have experience in curation, arts administration, and leadership, having served as Performing Arts Manager at the Oshman Family JCC, Director of Experience at Starcity, and Co-Curator of TEDxPaloAlto.
I am currently available for choreographic commissions, performance/film opportunities, and arts leadership positions.
Photo Credit: Kavan Lake (photos 1, 2, 3), Kassandra Langley (photo 5) Image Description 1: Black and white headshot of Heather (female, long brown hair, green eyes) with one arm across her body resting on shoulder, the other holding her hair behind her head. Image 2: Heather standing with one leg crossed behind the other, bent legs. Arms are across her body in a circle shape. 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: A close up headshot of Heather (female, long brown hair, green eyes and freckles) with a black background. Image 5: Heather is outside on grass and is captured mid-action as she falls over one leg to the side.