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HEATHER STAR BENSON

ARTIST • PRODUCER • LECTURER

Heather Benson, an Atlanta, Georgia native, received a BFA in Dance from The Florida State University (USA) and a MA in Culture, Policy, and Management from City University, London (UK). She is a dance artist, producer, and lecturer that has worked within the USA, UK and beyond. Heather 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. She is the creator and co-host of the Yams and Yuca podcast. Heather's portfolio includes One Dance UK,

British Council, Kauma Arts,

Dickson Mbi Company and more.

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It was such a pleasure working with Heather on a Lester Horton Technique ‘class as performance’ in the gallery; from the outset she was so open to bringing an unconventional performance into an unconventional space, thinking creatively about what would work. She was clear about her dancers’ needs but flexible to the limitations of exhibition space. The resulting event was more than I had hoped – generous, joyful, immersive, and enlightening!

Antonia Blocker, Curator: Performance & Engagement at The Zabludowicz Collection