Creator and Director of Keyhole Residencies - Heather Sultz
Heather Sultz is a performer, choreographer, and educator who has been creating movement studies since she could walk. One of her earliest memories is of an improvisational performance in front of the Milles fountains in downtown St. Louis when she was around three. She has gone on to perform with various dance companies around the country and abroad, and to present her own choreography through her company SultzDance. She now specializes in site-specific work, exploring architectural and environmental spaces through the movement of the human body. She has been invited to work with various organizations, including One Year Lease Theater Company, The American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education, Evergreen Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and the Frank Lloyd Wright site Fallingwater, and has filmed a series of studies investigating the intersection of dance, image, and environment. In addition, her work as an actor has been seen at film festivals including Sundance and the Berlin Film Festival. In 2015 she was named Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Outstanding Alumna.
A teacher of movement and the creative process, Heather holds an MFA in Dance from Ohio State University, and has taught at numerous universities and schools, with students of every skill level. She was founding Chair of the Department of Dance at Georgian Court University in New Jersey. In addition to Keyhole workshops, she teaches classes in Movement Improvisation, Movement for Actors, Site-Specific Techniques, Creative Process, Modern Dance Technique, Choreography, and Repertory.
Heather was born on the east coast, grew up in St. Louis, and has been a traveler from the start. Los Angeles is the 16th place she has lived. The list includes Maine, Chicago, Austin, London, Montana, and Jackson Hole for three years, including a memorable winter spent there as a ranch caretaker – just her, three horses, and ten feet of snow. Her connection to special places is an essential part of her psyche, as is a constant sense of movement, both of which keep her exploring the road ahead.
For more information about her work as a performer, visit Heather's website.