Currently, Heather Klopchin is a Professor of Dance and Chair of the Dance Department at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN where she teaches Modern Dance, Jazz Dance, Ballet, and Dance History. She also choreographs for the St. Olaf Dance Department’s student company, Companydance©. 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, Robert Cohan, Suzanne Costello, David Dorfman, Bill Evans, Karla Grotting, Judith Howard, Doris Humphrey, Mathew Janczewski, Walter Kennedy, Jennifer Isle, Linda Lehovec, Paula Mann, Gabriel Masson, Mark Morris, Jeffrey Peterson, Stuart Pimsler, Anthony Roberts, Melissa Rolnick, Zoe Sealy, Karis Sloss, Robin Stiehm, Deborah Thayer, Doug Varone, and Renée Wadleigh. She has also performed with ARENA Dances, Zenon Dance Company, Eclectic Edge Ensemble, Linda Lehovec & Dancers, Joe Chvala Flying Foot Forum, Dancing People Company, Off Leash Area, and Alternative Motion Project. She currently is a principal artist with Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater, a Minneapolis based dance and theater company. Heather also currently serves on the ACDA (American College Dance Association) Board of Directors and will serve as the North-Central Regional Director starting in Fall 2022.
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