Office Manager, Creative Dance and Ballet/Tap Instructor
Heather began dancing over 35 years and has been dancing as a student of Gotta Dance since 2006. With encouragement from family and friends, she has begun a new career - teaching her love of dance to the youngest of dancers. She also teaches a cardio class and line dancing at the Billierca Senior Center. Heather is a Billerica native and took dance classes at Dance Unlimited, Patti Nichol’s Dance Center and Donna Miceli Dance Center studying jazz, ballet, tap, and modern. She is a graduate of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, where she holds a BA in Human Development and a minor in Dance. In college, she was a founding member of Co-Motion Dance Theater, spent a Winter Term studying theater in London, performed as Adriana in Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors, and performed in the dance ensemble in productions of A Chorus Line and Grease. Heather worked for many years as a Recreation Director at a retirement community and was certified as a Therapeutic Recreation Assistant. She has taken classes towards a Dance Education Certificate through Northern Essex Community College and continues to take classes in the area. In her spare time, she volunteers with her kid’s activities and teaches line dance and cardio classes at the Billerica Senior Center. She is the wife of a Billerica Firefighter and proud mother to Kelly, Joseph and Ryan, all alumni of Gotta Dance.
"Dance is part of who I am. It is my way of communicating without words. Of bringing others along a journey with me through movement and motion. To be able to share the art of dance with our youngest dancers is a privilege that I don't take for granted. The dancers I teach fill my cup to overflowing and I am forever grateful for the opportunity."