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Heather Burns

Heather Burns

Contact Information:



(405) 464-3680




Dance: Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern, and West African


Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, Hight School, Adults, Educators, Older Adults, Youth with Disabilities, Adults with Disabilities, At-risk Youth
Languages: English and Spanish


Schools: Pre-k, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Alternative Education
Community Sites: Parks & Recreation Centers, Arts Centers, Childcare Centers, Libraries, Senior Centers, Health Care Facilities


Statewide, year-round


Heather Burns is a professional dancer and choreographer specializing in Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern, and West African dance. In her classes on world music and dance, Burns introduces movements, rhythms, and folklore for an interactive experience that gets people moving and smiling.

Burns attended Duke University on a performing arts scholarship. After completing a master's degree at the University of Washington, she danced professionally in Los Angeles with Juan Calvo Flores's Unity Arts and Stage of the Arts Productions. She has studied and performed with many outstanding Cuban artists and musicians including Cutumba Ballet Folklorico in Santiago de Cuba, Nawarra of Morocco, and Chuck Davis’s African American Dance Ensemble. 

Burns’ experience as an instructor includes work with at-risk youth, first generation U.S. teens, K-12, university students, and dance professionals in eight states and ten countries. Her goal is to help people enjoy and feel confident moving to music from around the world.

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