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).

Heather is 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, Ronald K. Brown, Dwight Rhoden, and many more. As well 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, Ronald K. Brown, Camille A. Brown, Thang Dao and Abdel Salaam.

Now residing in London, Heather teaches Horton Technique regularly at Base Dance Studios. Additionally, she serves as a resident instructor for Artistry Youth Dance, as a regular tutor for the WAC Arts Diploma Programme, and previously taught for many other institutions and organisations across the UK.

Heather’s class brings excitement and dynamic musicality to the Horton Technique; empowering dancers to freely express their true selves. Many of her students have been impacted by her guidance and have gone on to train and perform internationally.

In addition to her performance and teaching experience, she supports individual artists and organisations as a programmer, artists and events manager and arts administrator. Since receiving a MA in Culture, Policy and Management, Heather has worked with numerous organisations in fundraising, events management, marketing and communications, programming and general administration. Currently, she is the London Programmer for dance of the African Diaspora with a particular focus on International Development at One Dance UK.

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