Miss Heather

Heather Southwell      Owner, Artistic Director

Miss Heather is fueled by her infinite passion for dance and is fully committed and immersed in the art form. Her expectations are high, and she works to instill a true passion for dance in each of her students. She has garnered nearly 30 years’ experience in the dance industry as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and judge.


Miss Heather danced competitively for 15 years, received her first opportunity to choreograph as a sophomore in high school, and formed her own competitive dance company at the age of 19. Since then, she has earned a reputation in the industry for producing physically and mentally strong dancers who are as skilled in performance as they are in technique. Her students have received many top regional and national awards over the past twelve years, including 52 National Championships, and her choreography continues to be recognized for its excellence, especially in the lyrical and contemporary categories.


Heather regularly teaches and choreographs for nearly two dozen studios in the US and Canada, yet she remains a hands-on Artistic Director, working with all of her company dancers each week. She is also a highly-respected judge on the competition circuit, where she is known for her technical acumen, and has served as head judge regionally, nationally, and internationally for more than 8 years.


Her experiences also include working as an entertainer at Walt Disney World, choreographing back-to-back top three UDA College Cheerleading & Dance Team Nationals routines, working with BCPS on musical theater productions, and choreographing industrially with corporations such as TD Bank.


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(n.) the ideal of physical and moral

beauty; beautiful, as an outward

sign of inward good, noble

honorable character; a beauty

that is more than skin deep. 

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