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Awarded the 2018-2019 New York State Dance Association "Outstanding Dance Educator in a

Post-Secondary School"

- "She inspires her students and colleagues to use their talents to the best of their capacity both in and out of the classroom."

- H. Faulkner,  Dance minor 2013

- "Not only she has built this dance program from the ground up, but she also is involved with dance education in local elementary schools, city-wide dance festivals, community based dance programming in Rochester, and her collaborative choreographic works can be seen on stages across the country."

- A. Bohman, Nazareth Dance Lecturer

- "I have met some amazing mentors but never as  dedicated and passionate about her work, and compassionate about her students. Heather Roffe  guides and nurtures the soul and spirit of every one of her students."

- A, Alati, Dance major 2019

Reviews for HR Dance Choreography



“entertaining...but with a cutting edge...a sharp one.”               

                         (Carlsen, City Newspaper, 2012)

“Her choreography is fascinating to behold, shifting from style to style. The movements are sometimes so different that it seems impossible that they spring from the same mind.”

                         (Rezsnyak, City Newspaper, 2014)

Heather Roffe - Coloring Outside (2014)

Heather Roffe (MFA) is an Associate Professor/Program Director of Dance at Nazareth College, and a Certified Evans Technique dance educator and Pilates (BASI Pilates Mat & Reformer for Dancers) instructor. She approaches Dance (ballet, modern dance), with an anatomical, embodied/somatic, and constructivist focus. Along with teaching technique, she has also designed the Dance major curriculum and teaches courses in Improvisation, Choreography, Performance & Collaboration, and Integrated Somatic Anatomy & Kinesiology at Nazareth. Artistically, she is interested in current political, feminist and social issues. She has performed/toured with the Garth Fagan Dance Company, Bill Evans Dance Company, FuturPointe Dance (as performer, choreographer, co-director), and Assemblage Dance, as well as with her own company, HR Dance. Her choreography was recently presented in the International DUMBO Dance Festival, NYC's Solo/Duo Festival, the Rochester Fringe Festival and MAD Festival.


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