|Heather Southwell||Owner, Kalon Collective Artistic Director|
|Marrin Espy||Collective Assistant Artistic Director|
Billing Manager, Kalon Collective Administrator
|Accounts Manager, Apparel Coordinator, Kalon Chronicles Editor|
|DeAvalon Griffin||Front Desk Supervisor|
|Adia Griffin||Front Desk Assistant|
|Danielle Elpers||Front Desk Assistant|
|Becky Gantenbien||Parade Coordinator, Recital Emcee|
|Sarah Wood||Collective Costuming Coordinator|
About the Owner
Miss Heather Southwell is the owner and Artistic Director of Kalon Dance Co. She began dancing at age 3, 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. In 2018 Miss Heather opened Kalon Dance Co. and changed the name of her award-winning competition team from Keegan Dance Company to Kalon Dance Collective.
With more than 30 years’ experience as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and judge, Miss Heather is fueled by her infinite passion for dance, and is fully committed to, and immersed in, the dance industry. 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, and her choreography continues to be recognized for its excellence, especially in the lyrical and contemporary categories. Her team dancers have received many top regional and national awards, including 52 National Championships, and more than $100,000 in scholarships and awards.
Miss Heather has spent a decade on the competition circuit as a highly-respected judge, where she is known for her technical acumen, and has served as head judge regionally, nationally, and internationally for more than eight years. Her industry 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.
Each year Miss Heather travels throughout the US and Canada, teaching and choreographing for nearly two dozen studios, yet she remains a hands-on owner and director, teaching recreation classes at Kalon and working with all of her Collective dancers each week.