Associate Professor of Dance
- Dance history
- Modern Dance
Office: 326 Dittmann Center
Currently, Heather Klopchin is an Associate Professor of Dance at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN where she teaches Ballet Technique and Dance History. She has taught both modern and jazz dance technique as well and choreographs for the St. Olaf Dance Department’s student company. In the Spring of 2010 she premiered a new group work entitled “Bom Divertimento” at St. Olaf. Heather holds a BS degree in Management from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo and an MFA degree in Dance choreography and performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Heather is passionate about performing, choreographing, researching, and teaching dance. Highlights of her career to date include performing in works by Danny Buraczeski, Joe Chvala, David Dorfman, Bill Evans, Doris Humphrey, Mathew Janczewski, Walter Kennedy, Linda Lehovec, Gabriel Masson, Mark Morris, Peggy Paver, Stuart Pimsler, Anthony Roberts, Karis Sloss, Robin Stiehm, Deborah Thayer, Doug Varone, and Renée Wadleigh. She has also performed with ARENA Dances, Zenon Dance Company, Linda Lehovec & Dancers, Joe Chvala Flying Foot Forum, and Dancing People Company. She currently is a member of Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater, a Minneapolis based modern dance and theater company, and Eclectic Edge Ensemble, a Minneapolis based contemporary jazz dance company.