Heather Vashaw

Director- Miss Heather's Dance Company


Over 20 years experience teaching students ranging from beginner to advanced levels.

Experience  teaching ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip hop, contemporary, African jazz and Bollywood.

Over 30 years experience as dancer.

5 years experience  Director, Choreographer & Master Teacher MHDC 

Teaching Experience

Work experience
2009 - Present


Director of small dance company, employing 3 instructors with approx 100 students. Master Teacher and Choreographer for all levels of students. 

1996 - 2009

Intermediate/Advanced Instructor

Emmanuel School of Dance

Instruction in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pointe. Multi-level technical & performance instruction for students ages 8 & up 

1992 - 1996

Preschool/Beginner Dance Instructor

Emmanuel School of Dance

Tap, Ballet, Jazz instruction for students aged 3-8. Basic technique & performance skills.

1988 - 1992

Teacher's Assistant

Emmanuel  School of Dance


2003 - 2006

Associate's Degree Science- Nursing

White Mountains Community College


2015- Director/choreographer-  In the Jungle

2014- Director/choreographer- The Perfect Storm

2013- Director/choreographer- Masquerade

2012- Director/choreographer- Velocity

2011- Director/choreographer- Heroes

2010- Director/choreographer- Boom

2009- Director/choreographer- When I Grow Up

Personal Dance History

I fell in love with dancing after my first dance class at 3 years old. Throughout my school years, I continued to dance and assist, then eventually teach. As an adult, I felt that dancing was my saving grace, the one thing that allowed me to express myself. The dance studio, my safe-haven, a place where I could be happy & sad & angry & proud & determined & afraid all at once. It was for these reasons, at 31 years old with an established career in nursing and a family, I decided to take over Emanuel School of Dance and rebuild it with fresh ideas and new dance styles.