Heather Southwell Owner, Artistic Director
Miss Heather Southwell is the owner of Kalon Dance Company and the Artistic Director of its Collective. She 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.
Miss Heather has garnered nearly 30 years’ experience in the dance industry as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and judge. She 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.
Miss Heather regularly teaches and choreographs for nearly two dozen studios in the US and Canada each season, yet she remains a hands-on owner and director, teaching recreation classes and working with all of her company dancers each week.
As Founder and Artistic Director of Keegan Dance Company for 11 years, she 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 dancers have received many top regional and national awards, including 52 National Championships, and her choreography continues to be recognized for its excellence, especially in the lyrical and contemporary categories. In 2018 she opened Kalon Dance Company where her competitive dancers now compete and train as Kalon Dance Collective.
Miss Heather has also spent nearly 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.
Assistant Artistic Director
|Kara Leidner||Kalon Krew, Tiny Tumble, Pre-Dance, Lyrical|
|Megan Tavares||Ballet Basics, TNT|
|Leena El Hammoud||Tiny Tumble, JLC|
|Aspen Delano||Cheer Basics|
|Susan Kelly||Jass, Ballet, Adult Ballet|
|Bianca Alaimo||Homeschool, PreSchool, Adult and Senior Yoga & Fitness|
|Kerri Callahan||Core de Force and Transform Live Adult Fitness|