Dance Feature Magazine September 2017 - Page 14

heather porsche

louise plumberg

I feel connected to every fiber of myself

when I am dancing.

It was, and always

will be,

my first love.

@porsche_louise

Maurice Photo, Inc.

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SEPTEMBER 2017 / DANCEFEATUREMAGAZINE.COM

Heather Porsche Louise has a long list of credentials, a solid teaching philosophy, and an eye for opportunity; but those qualities are not what stand out most about her.

Credentials? She teaches multiple dance styles and levels. She has choreographed and directed for competitive dance teams and professional companies. She has been a guest choreographer and teacher at many studios; and she has directed, produced, and choreographed her own professional showcase in Seattle, Washington.

Her teaching focus is on the development of performance quality and storytelling without losing the integrity of dance technique and history. She is a firm believer in continued education no matter how many years of experience a dancer has.

Heather continually studies the human body and emphasizes injury prevention in all of her classes. “Tricks are great, but not at the expense of the body,” Heather noted. “I want my dancers to appreciate their bodies and learn how to be strong, well rounded performers, not just dancers with great tricks.”

Heather is truly passionate about helping dancers achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential — not just with their bodies, but with their hearts.

my dancers to appreciate their bodies and learn how to be strong, well rounded performers, not just dancers with great tricks.”

Heather is truly passionate about helping dancers achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential — not just with their bodies, but with their hearts.

She has met some of her closest friends and mentors through dance. It has provided her with the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, with different backgrounds, beliefs, and stories. She feels like dance has allowed her to travel the world through the other artists she comes in contact with without ever leaving the studio.

But, amidst all these strengths, what stands out about her most is her transparency.

Heather confides, “Dance has allowed me to fully appreciate, respect, and love my body. This art form is full of insecurities, and I was not immune to any of them. It is because of dance