A Louisville native Heather began dancing at Rose Marie Dance studio. Family circumstances required that she step away, ​​​​but was able to come back to dance after she graduated high school and moved to Austin, TX, where she studied dance at Austin Community College from 2011-2014. At ACC she studied Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and fell in love with Improvisation and Contemporary. In her final year she assisted in establishing the student dance company Mind Body Motion. While in Austin she also performed choreography by local artist and presented a personal piece at the 2014 Austin Raw Artist event. She is also very involved in her church youth group, where she has been instrumental in creating a fine arts program and has even choreographed a liturgical piece for worship. When not teaching and taking classes, Heather likes to enjoy time with her five nieces and nephews, dog sitting, and watching sci-fi and old musicals. She also has an unhealthy obsession with bacon and applesauce.