Heather Dutton, originally from Philadelphia, PA, is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts from Muhlenberg College with a major in Dance (concentration in Choreography) and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Raised in a creative household, she believes art to be one of the fundamental aspects of human connection and expression. Much of her work is driven by her background in theatre and therefore incorporates aspects of humor, pedestrianism, and story-telling. Her wide range of interests has allowed her many opportunities in her college career, including theatre productions such as The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon) and Brigadoon (Jean), as well as collaborative dance-making processes with Muhlenberg students and faculty. She has created three original works for Muhlenberg productions, and presented her piece “Re-surfacing” at the American College Dance Association conference in Brockport, NY in 2019. She has also showcased work at American Dance Festival and the Koresh Come Together Dance Festival. In addition to her choreographic endeavors, she has performed in a multitude of dance and theatre productions, and is a current member of Muhlenberg’s Jazztap Ensemble. Her passion for connecting to others through dance has also led her to teaching in various settings, including Muhlenberg Community Dance Center and Parkside Academy of Music and Dance.