Heather trained at the Laban Centre, gaining a B.A (Hons) in Dance Theatre and was a member of its postgraduate performance company, ‘Transitions’.
From 1994- 2006 she was a member of Matthew Bourne’s dance company Adventures in Motion Pictures / New Adventures, performing in Nutcracker!, Swan Lake, Highland Fling, Cinderella, The Car Man & Edward Scissorhands in the West End, on Broadway and on UK and International tours. She was Rehearsal Director for the Swan Lake company 2002-03.
As a freelance dancer she performed in numerous commercial, TV and film projects and worked on opera productions at Earl’s Court London, Birmingham NEC, and with English National Opera and English Touring Opera.
Work as Choreographer includes; At Theatre Royal, Bath, Play Strindberg (2015). At Theatre by the Lake, Keswick; Dancing at Lughnasa, (2014), A Doll’s House (2012).
At The Royal Shakespeare Company; Merry Wives the Musical – Assistant Choreographer (2006), Hecuba (2005), Dog in the Manger (2004),
Beauty and the Beast – Assistant Choreographer (2003/4).
At English National Opera / Barcelona Liceu; A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Revival Choreographer (2004/5).
Heather has taught Contemporary Dance extensively, for professional theatre and dance companies and for educational and community settings including The Laban Centre, London Contemporary Dance School (The Place), Rambert Evening School, and English National Ballet School. Currently she teaches at Birmingham Conservatoire and Elmhurst School for Dance.
Heather works as a freelance Dance and Movement teacher at Playbox Theatre, and choreographed for their recent production of As You Like It.