Heather fell in love with dance at the age of three. She was inspired by her mother, Keltie Collins, who founded Kennebec Dance Centre in 1973.
Throughout her dance education, Heather was blessed to work with and learn the art of dance from many beautiful teachers and artists. She had the opportunity to study with Portland Ballet and Maine State Ballet, and perform in The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Bolero, Carnival of the Animals and more. She studied under the direction of Andrei Bossov from the Kirov Ballet and was a member of Bossov Ballet Theatre. She danced her first pas de deux, Le Papillion, with Mr. Bossov himself.
Heather’s love and passion for dance continued to grow. She studied many summers abroad at different summer dance intensive programs including Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Dance Aspen. She had the privilege to spend her freshmen year in high school in Houston Texas at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She also studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she majored in ballet and contemporary dance and trained in the techniques of Graham, Horton and Ailey. During her freshmen year she was chosen to dance and sing in an all-school production of Brigadoon.
In recent years, Heather has performed at the Waterville Opera House in musical theater productions of Chicago and Spamalot.
Today, Heather continues to teach, choreograph and be inspired by her students and coworkers. As a dance instructor, Heather is incredibly proud of each and every one of her students for all of their accomplishments in dance and in all aspects of their lives.
Outside the studio, Heather loves working in customer service at L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine and enjoys outdoor activities. She loves spending quality time with her family and friends. Heather would like to thank her family, her two amazing children Emma, Evan, her boyfriend Jeremy and his son Jacoby for all of their unconditional love and support.