HEATHER BEAL (Choreographer), received her B.A. in dance from Columbia College Chicago and her MFA in dance from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a certified Dunham Technique Instructor and was a principal dancer with the Katherine Dunham Museum Children’s Workshop Performance Company from the age of six into young adulthood. She performed with the company around the United States and France. She has also performed in many productions at The Black Rep and several productions at the St. Louis MUNY. Her Black Rep credits include: Nina Simone: Four Woman, Purlie, The Me Nobody Knows, Le Freak C’est Chic, DreamGirls . Theatre credits include Ghost (Metro Theatre), and Feeding Beatrice (The Rep). College credits include: For Colored Girls… (Washington University), Little Shop of Horrors and First Date (University of Southern Indiana). Heather also curated & conceived Black AF: A Celebration of Blackness Through Dance and Song (TLT Productions). She is currently the Artist in Residence at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana in the Theatre Department.