Maine
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Heather Stewart Dance

Heather Stewart is an independent choreographer and dance artist currently based in Portland, ME. She has been creating and presenting original work for performance since 2012. Born in Canada, Heather grew up traveling the South Pacific where she lived in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. After attending Etobicoke School for the Arts in Etobicoke, Canada she went on to live and work in Montreal, London, and Boston. In the past Heather’s work has been shortlisted for The Deustche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises and she has received funding and awards from The Boston Foundation, The New England Foundation for the Arts, The Somerville Arts Council, and The Canada Council for the Arts. The development of her choreographic work has been supported by residencies and organizations such as The Boston Center for the Arts, New Movement Collaborative, Espace Marie Chouinard, The Place, Centre de Création O Vertigo (CCOV), Earthdance, Tufts University, and Tanzzentrale der region Nürnberg. She received her MA in Advanced Dance Studies, with a strong focus in choreography, from The London Contemporary Dance School in 2014. Heather was part time faculty at Boston Arts Academy from 2017 – 2019 where she taught contemporary dance, choreography, and ballet. She has also had the pleasure of teaching Master Classes at several New England institutions and schools including Moving Target Portland, Moving Target Boston, Tufts University, The Boston Conservatory, and Urbanity. Fueled by physicality, her work offers intricate and complex meetings between movement and sound.

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I Have Worked With

  • December 2019

    Creative residency at Walnut Hill School for the Arts

  • September 2018

    Awarded 2019/20 Dancemaker in residence 

  • January 2017

    Teaching Improvisation, ballet, and Modern technique classes

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Heather
Job Title/Position: 
Choreographer
Physical Address: 
Portland, ME 04103
Last Name: 
Stewart

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Multi-Disciplinary
Year Founded: 
2012
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
French
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
15
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
New England Dance Fund Grantee/Alum Network
Boston Center for the Arts
Boston Arts Academy
Espace Marie Chouinard
Centre de Création O Vertigo (CCOV)
Tanzzentrale der region Nürnberg
Tufts University
Education: 
MA, Advanced Dance Studies, The London Contemporary Dance School
BFA, Contemporary Dance & Creative Writing, Concordia University
Awards: 
Canada Council for the Arts Arts Abroad Grant Recipient (2020)
Boston Live Arts Grant Recipient 2018
Boston Live Arts Grant Recipient 2017
Artist Fellowship from the City of Somerville (2017)
Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant in the Dance Category (2016)
Deustche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises (shortlist 2015)
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Performance Space
Lighting Grid
Sound Equipment
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$15,000
State of Residence: 
Maine
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
10

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Dance
Ages Served: 
High School-age
College-Age
Adults