- Teaches students:
- Ages 18+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Heather is a model and performing artist, with a passion for dance, creating lasting art, live performance and entertainment. Her performance experience goes all the way back to when she was 7 years old and began twirling baton in parades and cheering for the local football clinic. Heather has been a practicing eclectic pagan for 11 years and has been studying the occult since she was 13 years old. She plans to have a shop one day where she can continue her meditation classes, tarot readings and spiritual cleansings and expand further into the healing arts.
Heather has always loved dance. Growing up, she was influenced by major Hollywood dance films and dance competition shows. In 2015, during a transformative time in her life, Heather fell in love with the pole and found herself engrossed in the performance aspect. Her journey lead her to a change of life and she lost 50 lbs, and despite being an athlete throughout school, became the fittest she had ever been. After two years as a performing artist and dancer, she became determined to help others realize their fitness goals while having fun and expressing themselves through dance. She now teaches pole fitness and dance, specializing in burlesque style movements.
Heather performs at local gigs, spreading the beauty of and (hopefully) helping to de-stigmatize pole dance. Heather is expanding her knowledge of aerial arts to include aerial hoop, silks, and even acro yoga. "One of my deepest passions is dance." She enjoys burlesque, pole, swing, tango, waltz, broadway, paso doble, foxtrot and more. As a child, Hearher's least favorite style of dance was contemporary. However, as her pole dancing career has evolved, she finds herself drawn to the expressiveness of the style. Heather plans to compete at Pole Con 2018.
Heather has been performing using the art of pole and mentoring new dancers at various locations for two and a half years (at the time of this writing). Heather is self-taught, and over that time, she has worked with other dancers with similar or more advanced skill to continually improve both her own performance level and theirs.+ Read More
Heather has run group and single meditations for several years in many settings including the US Army, pagan communities and health clubs. Currently, she teaches a weekly class at a Corpus Christi health club, as well as private meditation sessions.
Heather was an on-call substitute for teacher's assistants within BOCES (special education) classrooms in New York State. This job included everything from walking students to classes and appointments, to making copies, to guiding students through "everyday" tasks, to classroom work and so much more.+ Read More
New York State Teacher's Assistant certificate.
I've taken both pole and calisthenics classes with Heather and have enjoyed both very much. She always helps me push a bit out of my comfort zone in order to strengthen myself and my body, but never gives me more than I can handle physically. I'll continue going to her as long as she is a teacher and motivator and I'd definitely recommend her to anyone looking for help with their fitness, pole, and well-being needs.+ Read More