Empowering others to shine brighter

Everyone deserves time and space
to be inspired, creative and innovative.

- Heather Star

Artist |Producer | Lecturer

Heather Benson is a dance artist, producer and lecturer that has worked within the USA, UK and beyond. She is a former company member of Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, Urban Bush Women and Philadanco! Now residing in London, Heather serves as a Horton Technique lecturer within various institutions and programmes, including Artistry Youth Dance and Roehampton University. In addition to her performance and teaching experience, she supports individuals and organisations as a project manager, strategic consultant and creative producer. Heather's portfolio includes One Dance UK, British Council, Kauma Arts, Dickson Mbi and more. 

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Horton with Heather Star

Heather Star Benson is a dance lecturer specialising in the Lester Horton Technique. She teaches in various institutions, programmes and festivals across the UK and beyond. Additionally, she provides private training and masterclasses to dancers of all levels. 

Private & Semi-Private Sessions 


Creative Production

Whether it's an individual or organisation, Heather implements strategic planning and managerial support to create a more efficient operating system that aligns with artistic vision. With over 20 years combined experience in artistic and managerial roles, she provides bespoke guidance that supports artistic and professional growth.

Creative Production

Strategic Planning

Project Management

Experience ranges from small - scale professional development programmes to large 3-day conferences & festivals. Heather most recently led on the Re:generations - dance and the digital space Conference hosted in partnership with The Lowry, IRIE! dance theatre, Middlesex University and dance Immersion.


Project Management




“She is a wonderfully skilled dancer, an outstanding performer and a joy to work with. Heather is totally dependable and you can use all the complimentary terms to describe her as a professional; trustworthy, skilled, reliable, knowledgeable, respectful, honorable, etc.”

Joan Myers-Brown

Founder of Philadanco!

“Heather’s work is absolutely remarkable; she is passionate, well-rounded, focused, and creative. I don’t think I would have been able to complete my masterclass series without her.”

Jeroboam Bozeman
Artist at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

“Through private lessons and individual guidance, Heather helped me to develop the technique while still at school in London.”

Edie Dunn

Graduate of The Ailey School


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