Heidi has been dancing for as long as she can remember. At the age of 5, she told her parents she was going to own her own dance studio, and from that point on she worked hard to fulfill that dream.
Heidi earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she danced on scholarship. While at UMASS, she was a member and Vice President of Alive with Dance, their student run dance company. She was also a member of their touring company.
With years of dance experience beginning at the age of two, Heidi has studied under some of the best. She has worked directly with Sam Fiorello, Frank Hatchett, Mia Michaels, Lesley Partidge, Ken Lipitz, and many more. She has won numerous awards for her performances and her original choreography.
Heidi's true passion lies in teaching dance to all ages and levels. With over 25 years of teaching experience, she has been fulfilling her lifelong dream of teaching dance and owning a studio since September of 2004. Heidi has been a mentor and teacher to many dancers and loves every day she gets to spend with her dancers, their families, her teachers, and staff. Heidi's student's have gone on to major and minor at college levels, perform in touring professional companies, and most importantly gained the confidence to follow their dreams, whether that includes dance or not. Heidi's goal, and that of her entire staff, is to enrich each student's life through dance in a positive, confidence inducing, and FUN atmosphere while providing them with the absolute top level of technique and training.
Rachel grew up dancing with Dance Productions in Woburn, MA. There she studied jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, Irish step dance, and also danced competitively. She attended Bridgewater State College and was a member of the BSC Dance Company, the BSC Dance Team, and the BSC Dance Ensemble. She also choreographed numerous dances for the BSC Dance Company and the BSC Dance Team, earning her many awards including “Young Choreographer of the Year”. Rachel has attended and performed in the American Dance College Festival for three years and was also given the opportunity to study and perform with Sokolow Now, a professional dance company dedicated to reconstructing and performing pieces created by Anna Sokolow. After graduating BSC in 2009 Rachel began teaching for HMSD. She is committed to teaching various dance styles and techniques, but more importantly, she loves sharing her passion for dance with her students.
For a large part of Janice's life, gymnastics and dance have been a passion to her. As soon as she was a child, she competed up to level eight in gymnastics.
Janice began coaching as soon as she was able to. She had a passion for teaching and graduated with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. Janice's undergrad was spent studying both theatre and dance.
As a young adult, Janice lived in New York City which exposed her to a wide variety of dance and performance art. Currently Janice is a full time mother for four children. She loves being part of the Heidi Miller's School of Dance family and looks forward to her future in dance!
Brian Roberts danced professionally with Boston Repertory Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, and Washington Opera, among others, for many years. As a dance educator, he has worked with the Georgetown School of Ballet, American University, Towson State University, the Florida Dance Festival, New World School of the Arts, Walnut Hill School of the Arts, Metrowest Ballet, Spotlight Dance Studio and served as Director of Education Outreach and on the dance faculty for the Miami City Ballet School.
Brian trained under scholarship at the School of American Ballet, with Stanley Williams, in New York City. He earned his Master of Arts degree in dance from American University in Washington, D.C. in 1997. Brian enjoys sharing his love and knowledge of classical ballet, along with a wide array of “secret stretches,” and choreographing with his many students at Heidi Miller’s School of Dance.
Julianne is a contemporary modern dance instructor that has been with us at HMSD since 2018. She began competitive dance at the age of 9. During her 15 years as a dancer, she studied many styles including jazz, tap, classical ballet, pointe, musical theatre, lyrical and hip-hop. She’s taught all ages and levels at various studios around RI & MA.
Julianne received her BA in Dance & Psychology from Roger Williams University. She studied abroad with the London Theatre program, taking various styles of modern dance classes around the city and working with choreographers, Jorge Crecis and Stephen Pelton. Her college dance experience was what informed her modern dance practice, taking classes, and working with Michael Bolger, Sean Curran, Jenny Rocha, Christina Robson, Cathy Nicoli, and France Hunter.
To further Julianne's career, she has currently been studying to get a certification in Merge: The Practice of fascial stretch therapy. Her goal is to grow in her current practice and gain a deeper understanding of how to help heal the body while simultaneously keeping it very mobile and adaptable.
Julianne teaches a flow-based contemporary modern dance class aimed at creating an environment where dancers can feel safe and supported to move in a mindful way, express themselves creatively, develop their own autonomy, and feel confident in facing adversity in and outside of the dance studio. She has been a great addition to the HMSD team.
Gelsey White began dancing at three years old at Spotlight Dance Studio in Taunton, MA. In high school, she joined the Project Moves Dance Company at The Gold School, where she performed regionally including at the Joyce Theater in NYC. She graduated from Vassar College in 2019 with a B.A. in English.
While at Vassar, Gelsey was a member of the Vassar Repertory Dance Company, where she studied ballet and modern and performed debut pieces by faculty and student choreographers. Her choreographic works were featured in the Vassar dance department’s annual spring showings.
Gesley has danced for two years in the Boston-based contemporary company Project31, where she recently re-set the opening piece for their full-length performance, Group Therapy. She has also trained in dance photography with Rose Eichenbaum at The School at Jacob’s Pillow and works as a freelance dance and portrait photographer.
Gelsey teaches recreational and competition dancers at multiple studios in Massachusetts and specializes in ballet, jazz, and modern technique. She loves being a part of the Heidi Miller's School of Dance family!
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