" Heather is both a dream collaborator as well as an inspiring mentor to performers.  In the planning stages of a project, she becomes so completely and wholly immersed in the message of the work at hand that she cannot help but engage the hearts and minds of all that surround her.  She lives, breathes, and thinks in sensitive synchronicity with the very heartbeat of the contemporary creative theater, a rarity I feel quite privileged to have witnessed."

 

Elizabeth Gerbi, BFA, MA, DMA candidate 

Adjunct faculty SUNY Dutchess (DCC), Musical Director/Coach

an INTUITIVE COLLABORATOR

Career Collaborations

Heather is a long-time member of SAG/AFTRA having worked all over the country and abroad.  She facilitates master classes and workshops throughout the US while maintaining PROFESSIONAL CAREER positions as Faculty  at The Neighborhood Playhouse Jr. School, as Managing Director of Broadway Training Center of Westchester, and as the Acting Department Head  of Professional Performing Arts High School (PPAS). 

 

Her own EXPERIENCE began at the Neighborhood Playhouse Jr. School in the late eighties.  She went on to earn a BFA degree from Marymount Manhattan College and cultivated further her professional training experiences with Caymichael Patten in NYC and LA.  She has worked at The Public Theater and The New Victory Theater, performed at Lincoln Center, Dixon Place, The 92nd Street Y, BAM, Brooklyn College, ATA, The Trilogy, Producers Club, NADA, HERE, Carnegie Hall, Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, The Cathedral of Saint John The Divine, The American Theatre, Classic Stage (CSC), Chicago City Limits, on ABC, NBC, HBO, in many independent films – one most recently featured on the Chiller Network, and as a VO  scratch track artist for US magazine, Pampers, Jello, and Playtex.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLLABORATIONS  include affiliations with directors from The Henry Street Settlement, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Signature Theatre Company, The Women's Project, The Second Stage Theatre, Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Circle Repertory Company, Playwright's Horizons, American Place Theatre, and The Nuyorican Poets Café, and Waterwell/Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS). 

 

 

Professional Experiences

“Aside from being an excellent teacher of technique, Heather has this amazing ability to inspire students, get them to feel comfortable in their own bodies and flourish as artists.  On the collaborative end, I admire the fact that Heather brings in live musicians to work with her students…an invaluable experience!”   

 

Yousif Sheronick, renowned world percussionist

Ethos Percussion Group, Philip Glass

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by Professional Performing Arts Education & Administration