Heather M. Benson is originally from Atlanta, Georgia where she trained and performed with Norma’s Academy of Dance, The Atlanta Ballet Centre of Dance, and Total Dance/Dancical Productions, Inc. She received a B.F.A. in Dance from The Florida State University, where she performed works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Artistic Director/ Founder of Urban Bush Women, Anthony Morgan (former member of The Martha Graham Dance Company) and Gerri Houlihan (former member of The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company).
Heather is also a former company member of Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, Urban Bush Women and Philadanco! (The Philadelphia Dance Company), performing the works of Talley Beatty, George Faison, Milton Myers, Christopher Huggins, Ron K. Brown, Dwight Rhoden, and many more. In addition, she has taught the Lester Horton Technique and other dance forms around the world whilst touring with Philadanco!. In 2013, Heather was an original cast member of The Apollo Theater’s (NYC) James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, featuring works by Otis Sallid, Ron K. Brown, Camille A. Brown, Thang Dao and Abdel Salaam.
Now residing in London, Heather teaches Horton Technique weekly at Danceworks. She also serves as a resident instructor for Artistry Youth Dance and Transform! Dance. Plus, she is a tutor for the WAC Arts Diploma Programme. Heather’s class brings excitement and dynamic musicality to the Horton technique!>