"I Couldn't Fly When" dancers Melissa Gelfin and Kathleen Dahlhoff

HEATHER BRITT

Heather grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio where she began her dance training at The School for Creative and Performing Arts.  After performing professionally in San Francisco, Heather returned to her hometown to perform, choreograph, and teach.

Heather's choreographic reach spans from work for professional ballet companies to commercial dance choreography. She has had the opportunity to choreograph contemporary ballet works for multiple organizations including Cincinnati Ballet and Nashville Ballet, theatrical productions for Playhouse in The Park, and commercial choreography for  "Zone Perfect Bars"and Fleetwood Mac through Lightborne. 

The Cincinnati Enquirer has called Heather’s work “mesmerizing”, “exuberant”, “moving”, “eloquent” and “heartbreaking”.

 

Heather is the Owner and Artistic Director of HBDC and DANCEFIX, a wildly popular dance workout class offered at Cincinnati Ballet, DANCEFIX Blue Ash, and Nashville Ballet.  The New York Times has recommended her classes for out-of-town visitors and Cincinnati's CityBeat named DANCEFIX "the best damn dance workout" in the city.  Heather served as a full time dance faculty member at Northern Kentucky University from 2008-2016. In 2011, The YWCA recognized Heather as a “Rising Star” and  in 2015 she was named as “one to watch” in Cincinnati Magazine’s Future of Cincinnati edition. 

Opus 5.5, dancers Janessa Touchet and Cervilio Amador, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
Opus 5.5, dancers Janessa Touchet and Cervilio Amador, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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Strange Loop, dancers Kayleigh Rich, Ogulcan Borova, Cervilio Amador, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
Strange Loop, dancers Kayleigh Rich, Ogulcan Borova, Cervilio Amador, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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ArtsWave Splashdance flash mob.jpg
ArtsWave Splashdance flash mob.jpg
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Karass, dancers Sirui Liu and James Gilmer, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
Karass, dancers Sirui Liu and James Gilmer, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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I Couldn't Fly When rehearsal, photo by Jennifer Denham, Cincinnati Ballet dancers.jpg
I Couldn't Fly When rehearsal, photo by Jennifer Denham, Cincinnati Ballet dancers.jpg
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Blind Man's Map, dancer Josh Bodden with JaHipster, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
Blind Man's Map, dancer Josh Bodden with JaHipster, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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All Too Wonderful, Cincinnati Ballet dancers, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
All Too Wonderful, Cincinnati Ballet dancers, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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All Too Wonderful, dancer Cervilio Amador, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
All Too Wonderful, dancer Cervilio Amador, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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ArtWorks flash mob.jpg
ArtWorks flash mob.jpg
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_Karass_, dancers Sirui Liu and James Gilmer, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
_Karass_, dancers Sirui Liu and James Gilmer, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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I Couldn't Fly When, Taylor Carassco and Cincinnati Ballet dancers, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
I Couldn't Fly When, Taylor Carassco and Cincinnati Ballet dancers, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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Karass rehearsal, photo by Jennifer Denham, dancers Sirui Liu and James Cunningham.jpg
Karass rehearsal, photo by Jennifer Denham, dancers Sirui Liu and James Cunningham.jpg
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Nick Cave Soundsuits, Cincinnati Art Museum.jpg
Nick Cave Soundsuits, Cincinnati Art Museum.jpg
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Seussical, Northern Kentucky University, photo by Mikki Schaffner.jpg
Seussical, Northern Kentucky University, photo by Mikki Schaffner.jpg
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Heather Britt and DANCEFIX, photo by Sarah Laubacher.jpg
Heather Britt and DANCEFIX, photo by Sarah Laubacher.jpg
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I Couldn'y Fly When, dancers Melissa Gelfin and taylor Carrasco, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
I Couldn'y Fly When, dancers Melissa Gelfin and taylor Carrasco, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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All Shook Up, NKU, photo by Mikki Schaffner.jpg
All Shook Up, NKU, photo by Mikki Schaffner.jpg
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Nick Cave, Take Me To The End of the Earth, Cincinnati Art Museum.jpg
Nick Cave, Take Me To The End of the Earth, Cincinnati Art Museum.jpg
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Habitual, dancers Janessa Touchet and James Gilmer, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
Habitual, dancers Janessa Touchet and James Gilmer, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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Blind Man's Map, Danielle Fu and Grace Shivers, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
Blind Man's Map, Danielle Fu and Grace Shivers, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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Opus 5.5, dancers Courtney Hellebuyck and Josh Bodden, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
Opus 5.5, dancers Courtney Hellebuyck and Josh Bodden, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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Strange Loop, Cincinnati Ballet dancers, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
Strange Loop, Cincinnati Ballet dancers, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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All Shook Up, photo by Mikki Schaffner.jpg
All Shook Up, photo by Mikki Schaffner.jpg
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Karass, dancers Chisako Oga and Cervilio Amador, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
Karass, dancers Chisako Oga and Cervilio Amador, photo by Peter Mueller.jpg
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Choreography

  • Sept 2021, "In Good Company", World Premiere, Cincinnati Ballet's Kaplan New Works Festival

  • June 2021, "Until Tomorrow", World Premiere Cincinnati Ballet's Bold Moves

  • Nov 2020, "Habitual", re-staging, Cincinnati Ballet's Cincinnati Made

  • Dec 2019, "Run Run Rudolph", Nashville Christmas Parade

  • Oct 2019, "Hamilton", P&G GABLE event

  • Sept 2019, "When I Still Needed You", World Premiere Cincinnati Ballet's Kaplan New Works Festival

  • Dec 2018, "Opening and Finale Numbers", Nashville Christmas Parade

  • Nov 2018, Secret Deodorant "All Strength, No Sweat", TV commercial, Aras Creative

  • Oct 2018, "The Greatest Show", P&G GABLE event

  • Aug 2018, "Insensatez", re-staging, Moving Arts Cincinnati

  • July 2018, "Insensatez", World Premiere, Kansas City Dance Festival

  • June 2018, "Hurt People", "Claudette", World Premieres Nashville Ballet's Emergence Series

  • Sept 2017, "I Couldn't Fly When", World Premiere Cincinnati Ballet's Kaplan New Works Festival

  • April 2017, "Karass", World Premiere, Cincinnati Ballet's Kaplan New Works Festival 

  • Feb 2017, "All Shook Up", Northern Kentucky University

  • August 2016, "Zone Perfect Bar", commercial, Lightborne

  • April 2016, "Habitual", re-staging, Cincinnati Ballet's Director's Choice

  • Feb 2016, "Seussical", Northern Kentucky University

  • Jan 2016, "Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel", concert;nova

  • Aug 2015, "Zoofari" World premiere, Cincinnati Ballet 2nd company and Cincinnati Zoo

  • April 2015, "Stories of Despair and Hope" Constella Festival

  • Dec 2014, "Awaited, Mary and Joseph", Crossroads

  • Sept 2014, "Floating Forward" World Premiere Cincinnati Ballet's Kaplan New Works

  • June 2014, "Buildering" exhibit Allard Van Hoorn, Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center

  • Oct 2013, "Inspired Improvisations and Stravinsky", Constella Festival

  • Sept 2013, "Habitual" World Premiere Cincinnati Ballet's Kaplan New Works Festival

  • Aug 2013, "Zoofari" World Premiere Cincinnati Ballet 2nd company and Cincinnati Zoo

  • June 2013, "Lumenocity" Brave Berlin and CSO

  • March 2013, "Gold Dust Woman" and "Stand Back" Lightborne, Music Video choreography for Fleetwood Mac Tour

  • Sept 2012, "Opus 5.5", World Premiere Cincinnati Ballet's Kaplan New Works Festival

  • July 2012, "Girl Walk//All Day", Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Museum

  • May 2012, "Vivian Girls", Folk Art Museum NYC

  • March 2012: Nick Cave Soundsuits, Cincinnati Art Museum

  • Oct 2011, "As You Like It", Playhouse in the Park

  • Oct 2011, "Prokofiev's Quintet", Constella Festival

  • Sept 2011, "Blind Man's Map"World Premiere Cincinnati Ballet's Kaplan New Works Festival

  • June 2011, "Cave of the Heart" and "Appalachian Spring", concert;nova

  • March 2011, "The Invention of Nuclear Power" Exhale Dance Tribe

  • Sept 2010, "Strange Loop", World Premiere Cincinnati Ballet's Kaplan New Works Festival

  • Sept 2010, "The Understudy", Playhouse in the Park

  • May 2010, "Carnival of the Animals" concert;nova

  • March 2010, Ohio Lottery Powerball commercial and flash mobs, Lightborne and Northlich

  • Sept 2009, "All Too Wonderful", World Premiere Cincinnati Ballet's Kaplan New Works Festival

  • June 2009, "Splash Dance" ArtsWave campaign video

For more information about DANCEFIX visit www.dancefixcincinnati.com

Top photo by Jennifer Denham featuring Heather Britt and dancers Kathleen Dahlhoff and Melissa Gelfin