Heather blends athleticism, style and storytelling to create exciting
choreography that can stand alone or accompany any singer, product or
script. She brings an equal amount of enthusiasm to all film,
commercial, or industrial projects.
Recently, Heather choreographed 10 episodes of the YTV, Tree House series"Bobs and Lolo" with Circle Productions as well as Eco Fashion Week's presentation of Nicole Bridger's new fall line infused with contemporary dance at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver. Heather was also one of the choreographers on the set of the Fox series “The Killing” and the Canadian feature film “Random Acts of Romance” directed by Katrin Bowen.
Originally from Vancouver, Heather attended ballet school in Montreal (L’Ecole Superieur de Danse du Quebec) at age 14. A year later she transferred to The Goh Ballet where she had the opportunity to tour France and China. At 18 she almost left dance altogether to be an airline stewardess but instead took a chance and moved to Toronto.
It was in Toronto that Heather landed a chorus role and lead
understudy in the PEI production of “Gabrielle and Evangeline” and that
experience cemented her desire to pursue dance as a career. She then
performed as a singer/dancer with Disney Cruise Lines and went on to do
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”. She’s danced in the
films “Studio 54”, Disney’s “Lizzy McGuire”, CBC’s “The Score” and
“Prisoner of Love”.
She’s performed in countless commercials, industrials and television series such as “The Chris Isaak Show”, “Dead Like Me” and “Earth Sea”.
Shortly after producing an Equity Co-op play, Heather set her sights on choreography. Her first stage show “Injected” had a 60 person cast featuring international choreographer Kelly Konno and the 2006 Vancouver Slam Poetry Team. Heather produced, financed, choreographed and directed “Injected”. The follow up to “Injected” was a self titled full length piece with a smaller cast and more intimate concept. Heather was then commissioned by NYC spoken word poet Mahogany Browne to choreograph and perform two pieces in the 2009 “Sound Bites Poetry Festival” in New York City..
Excited for what the future holds Heather is ready to bring fresh innovative ideas to new relationships and collaborators. She is currently on faculty at Harbour Dance Centre and enjoys adjudicating along with teaching master classes across North America.