Heather Laura Gray
“The choreography looks amazing, and you and your dancers really rendered something so beautiful.”
– John Ridley, Director, Needle in a Timestack

Heather has performed on stage and screen as an actor, dancer and singer which informs her process as a choreographer, and will continue to inform her process as she slowly moves into directing as well.

Her journey has led her to weave in and out of the commercial and concert sectors of performing. Recent credits: Season 5 of the CW series RIVERDALE and the Jojo Siwa Movie Musical THE J TEAM for PARAMOUNT/NICKELODEON, plus the Academy Award Winner John Ridley‘s feature film NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK (out Fall 2021). Heather’s live work has been shown at the Vancouver International Dance Festival, The Shadbolt Centre, Dance All Sorts, Dances for a Small Stage, Pop Up Dances, The Dance Centre (Vancouver), Eco Fashion Week and Soundbites Festival in New York City.

Heather has been commissioned by Ballet Kelowna, “the response.” dance company, Hfour’s SPRING LIGHTS for The City of Vancouver, Lamon Dance Company along with the American Spoken Word artist Mahogany Brown. Her full length contemporary dance piece THE TUNNEL was quoted by the Georgia Straight – “Expect dramatic and haunting visual effects and raw yet honed dance”.

Heather has trained in contemporary dance and danced professionally for contemporary choreographers Amber Funk Barton, Claire French, Martha Carter and Judith Garray for over 8 years; performing a multitude of contemporary full length works.

Heather entered into the world of arts & entertainment through acting at a young age. She was able to work in Film & TV, Voice Over and Print while represented by Characters Talent Management in Vancouver. She soon found a deep connection to dance that led her to train with Arts Umbrella (Vancouver), L’Ecole Supérieure de Danse du Québec (Montreal), Goh Ballet Academy (Vancouver) where she learned Ballet, Flamenco, Chinese Fan Dancing, Russian Character Dance with Jazz & Modern. Heather performed full length ballets touring with the Goh Ballet to China twice and France.
She moved to Toronto where she began working in musical theatre and honing her singing as well as street style dance skills. She landed her first chorus role in a Charlottetown musical where she understudied the lead. She then sang in three original musicals for Disney Cruise Lines playing such roles as Cinderella, Belle, Meg and more. Heather continued to work in musical theatre as she danced in Film & TV and acted in independent films.

After 5 years in Toronto Heather returned to Vancouver where she was able to play a multitude of characters on screen and in plays. Selected Credits: The Chris Isaak Show, Dead Like Me, Earthsea, Lizzie Mcguire Movie(Marty Kudelka, Kelly Konno), The Score (Crystal Pite).

Heather took interest in producing plays, directing and choreographing stage shows with a profound curiosity in the art of choreography. She immersed herself in street style training (Popping, B-girling, House, Waacking & Vogueing) and took part in many choreography focused research and development opportunities. Through master classes and adjudicating Heather has been able to share her experiences helping the next generation of dancers and choreographers.