Heather Smith grew up in the town of Oregon, Illinois dancing jazz, lyrical, tap, modern and ballet competitively. In 2006 she was nominated for Dance America’s “Dancer of the Year” and accepted into the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana’s BFA program as a dance major. During her four years there she received the Talented Student Scholarship and studied with artists such as Jan Erkert, Linda Lehovec, Rebecca Nettle-Fiol and Tere O’Conner. After receiving her BFA in 2010 Heather has become a certified yoga instructor and was the Choreographer for Sandals Resort and Spa in Turks and Caicos. She relocated to the PNW in 2013 where she has performed with 3rd Shift Dance, 127th St Dance Company, Collective Sigh, Intrepidus Dance Company, Re:flexion Dance, and Version Excursion.