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

Heather Laura Gray has performed on stage and screen as an actor, dancer and singer.  Her journey has lead her to weave in and out of the commercial and company sectors of dance, creating a unique diversity to her movement creation, and a wide vocabulary of movement and motion.

Heather is the series choreographer for CW’s Riverdale, which gained attentions for its special musical episodes in seasons 2 and 3.  She is also known for her work as series choreographer for CW’s for seasons 2 through 5, and the Lifetime biopic Britney Ever After for recreating the iconic moves of Britney Spears.  Most recently she choreographed Academy Award Winner John Ridley‘s feature film Needle in a Timestack to be released soon.  Other choreography credits include A&E’s Bates Motel, Lifetime Network’s “If There be Thorns”, Tree House/YTV’s “Bobs and Lolo”, Fox series The Killing and projects for Hallmark Network, State Farm (25 spots), Metamucil, American Family Insurance, and Crayola. Heather’s work has been shown at the Vancouver International Dance Festival, The Shadbolt Centre, Dance All Sorts, Pop Up Dances, The Dance Centre (Vancouver) Eco Fashion Week, and Soundbites Festival in New York City.

One of her most recent live works consists of the full length contemporary dance piece The Tunnel presented by New Works. She also choreographed Canada’s 150 Celebration’s Spring Lights with Hfour, part of the Cherry Blossom Festival. She was a guest choreographer with the response. dance company creating a 20 minute text and contemporary dance piece presented at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Heather has danced 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 and entertainment through acting at a young age in film and television, voiceover and print.  She soon found a deep connection to dance that lead her to train with Arts Umbrella (Vancouver), L’Ecole Superieur de Danse du Quebec (Montreal), and Goh Ballet Academy (Vancouver). Heather performed full length ballets touring with with Goh Ballet to China and France. As a young adult she moved to Toronto where she began working in musical theatre and honing her singing 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 Cinderella, Belle, Meg and more. Heather continued to work in musical theatre as she danced in film and television 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.