Heather Gray - Associate Director URB II
Heather began her early training with Jacqueline School of Ballet under the direction of Jacqueline Colledge, then later studying on full scholarship at The San Francisco Ballet School. She performed many roles with the company in productions such as; Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker, and Swan Lake. In 1993 Heather was asked to become a member of Het National Ballet in Amsterdam, Holland. During her professional career she worked with artists such as; Hans Van Mannen, William Forsythe, and Rudi van Danzig. Performing Principal and, Soloist roles in both Contemporary and Classical Repertoire. Some full lengths include; Giselle, Swan Lake, La Bayadere. Also Included in her performing was a wide range of Balanchine works. Dark angel in Serenade, Violin Concerto (Principal Pas de deux,) Symphony in C,
Diamonds, Kammermuziek, to name a few. Heather Joined Ballet West as a Soloist in 1998, under direction of Jonas Kage, dancing Principal roles. One of the Highlights of her career was dancing in William Forsythes, Artifact. Later Heather was Chosen to attend the Alonzo King Lines Ballet , where she was oered a contract with the company and invited to tour Africa and Asia. Recently Heather has found a passion for choreography. She has choreographed works for many companies across the United States. Her most recent projects include; Ballet West II, Long Beach Ballet, Utah Valley University, Ballet and Modern department, and University of Utah Ballet department.In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, her works won high Honors at the Regional Dance America Festival, and have been selected for the National Choreographic Plan. Heather has also been selected as an outstanding choreographer for the Youth America Grand Prix Ballet competitions in 2009 and 2010 and 2012. She is currently Co Directing the Utah Regional Ballet II Pre-Professional Company, and is on faculty with Utah Valley University.