Chris Heller teaches dance and drama all over New York City. She has performed her own work as well as choreography by Katiti King, Jana Hicks, and Max Stone, and with Bliss Dance Theatre. She was a faculty member at Dance New Amsterdam from 2006-2013, where she also served as an instructor in Lynn Simonson’s Method of Teacher Training course. She is also on faculty at Gibney Dance and a member of the New Dance Collective—a group of dance educators/choreographers that provides the dance community with artistic, performance, and educational opportunities. She is the Artistic Director of Brooklyn Children’s Theatre, which does musical theatre programming for children ages 6-18. She has an M.A. in educational theatre from New York University. She teaches a dance class based in the Simonson Technique—an organic approach to movement that prepares the body to dance in a way that is anatomically intelligent and somatically aware.