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 has performed on stage and screen as an actor, dancer and singer.

Her journey has led her to weave in and out of the commercial and company sectors of dance. She is currently working on RIVERDALE Season 4 (CW) and in 2019 has choreographed for the new series THE HEALING POWERS OF DUDE (NETFLIX), GABBY DURAN AND THE UNSITTABLES (Disney) and just wrapped the fifth and final season of iZOMBIE (CW). She recently choreographed Academy Award Winner John Ridley‘s feature film NEEDLE IN A TIME STACK, RIVERDALE’S season 2 musical along with season 3, and Lifetime biopic “Britney Ever After”. Heather’s live works 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, the newly formed Lamon Dance Company along with the American Spoken Word artist Mahogany Brown. She has choreographed and directed a full length contemporary dance piece “The Tunnel” as quoted by the Georgia Straight – “Expect dramatic and haunting visual effects and raw yet honed dance”. Heather collaborated with Amber Funk Barton’s “the response.” dance company to create a 20 minute text and contemporary dance piece titled “Sonic Self” that was presented at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. She also choreographed the full length site specific piece for Canada’s 150 Celebration “Spring Lights” with Hfour; part of the Cherry Blossom Festival . 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 & entertainment through acting at a young age where she was able to work in Film & TV, Voice Over and Print. She soon found a deep connection to dance that led her to train with Arts Umbrella (Vancouver), L’Ecole Superieur de Danse du Quebec (Montreal), Goh Ballet Academy (Vancouver). Heather performed full length ballets touring with with 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.