Originally from Park Ridge, Heather holds a BA in dance from Columbia College Chicago and both a 200 hour Power Yoga Certification and a Yoga Sculpt Certification from Corepower Yoga. She can currently be seen exploring the vertical dance floor with Aerial Dance Chicago and onstage with the Joel Hall Dancers (JHD). Heather has travelled both nationally and internationally with JHD and has danced in many of Mr. Hall's world premieres. She began her aerial journey with classes at Aerial Dance Chicago joining the company in August 2017 and is continually inspired by the amazing artists she has the opportunity to learn from and share the marley with. Other dance credits include Rasa Dance Chicago, Lucid Banter Project, Alliance Dance Company, Ballet Entre Nous, D. I. A. L, Paul Sanasardo and numerous independent choreographers and appearances in music videos. Dance has taken her all over world performing on stages in multiple festivals and concerts across the U.S.(Spring Into Dance St. Louis, GVSU in Michigan, Exchange Festival in Tulsa, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Anita’s Way in Times Square NY, Big River Festival in Huntington WV, and Miami Beach Florida) as well as overseas in Liverpool as a part of their LEAP program’s 10th year anniversary. She is grateful to be directing, choreographing and teaching aspiring dancers throughout both the city and the burbs when she is not performing. She has been a guest teacher and choreographer at several high schools and in the Chicago Public Schools and loves being able to touch lives through the freedom, joy and beauty of dance. Heather is excited to join the Aerial Dance Chicago School as a teaching artist this season and looks forward to all of the amazing experiences and challenges that will unfold.