Heather Davis Fitts,
Heather is a native of Wilson, North Carolina. She started dancing at the age of three at Hunter’s Dance Studio where she began her training and teaching classes. She graduated from Fike High School in May of 2002. In the fall of 2002, she entered East Carolina University and was very excited about continuing her dance career through college. In the Spring of 2003, she was accepted into the ECU School of Theatre and Dance Department. Through her four years of college She was chosen to perform in the Jazz Performing Group, and yearly Faculty Concerts. In 2003 she was awarded a scholarship from the ECU School of Theatre and Dance Department. She continued her training each summer by attending The American Dance Festival at Duke University, New York City, and Boulder Jazz Workshop at Boulder University in Boulder, CO. She graduated from ECU in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance with a concentration in Jazz. She opened Heather’s Dance, Inc in 2007. She continues her training each summer by attending workshops in New York City, NY and Raleigh, NC. She has always had a strong passion for teaching dance. Having students enjoy dance is Heather’s first priority
Instructor & Instructor Director
Cara Mossman is from Raleigh, North Carolina and has been dancing for over twenty years studying jazz, acrobatics, tap, ballet, hip hop, modern, contemporary, lyrical and performing on the competitive level. Cara has ten years of teaching experience in studios and is excited to be a part of the studio! Cara is a 2013 graduate from Meredith College earning her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies with concentrations in Private Studio Teaching, Performance, and Choreography. While in college, she was a full company member of the Meredith Dance Theatre and the Meredith Jazz and Tap Company. She has had the opportunity to participate and perform in several American College Dance Festivals, the North Carolina Dance Alliance, The Carol Finley Dance Group and she also worked for Disney World as a character performer. Her choreography has always made the Gala, won numerous awards and scored platinum and first place overalls. She is looking forward to a successful year and is ready to start dancing!
Ms. Beatriz (Ms. Bea) was born and raised near Wendell, NC and first discovered her love for dance at the age of nine. She is a certified Dance, FXP Hoop and Hoopyasa instructor. She has over eight years of teaching experience in dance, fitness and yoga classes for both kids and adults. Beatriz has trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Pointe for over ten years. She continues her study of dance through classes taken over the summer. During these courses she trains under many principal dancers from various countries. Ms. Bea hopes to instill a passion and respect for the art of dance within each of her students. When Ms. Bea is not in the studio she works as teacher assitant! She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Rose and her husband, Thorne and two dogs here in Raleigh!
Danyel Beaver trained at Nina’s School of Dance from age 3-18 and is currently a scholarship student at East Carolina University. She received a BFA in dance in May and will be receiving a BA in journalism in the fall. Danyel has performed in works in the main stage shows at ECU by guest artists and faculty since her freshman year. Her sophomore year of college, she was able to perform a faculty work at ACDA in West Virginia. As a choreographer, her work has been selected to be showcased in numerous shows at ECU and she has been selected to assist in choreographing two of the School of Theatre and Dance musicals. Danyel has also worked as a professional dancer for one season at The Lost Colony in Manteo, NC. In April, she will be showing an original dance film in Las Vegas at a national conference. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a career in musical theatre choreography.
Kennedy Hill began her training at Katura Dance Academy in Greenville, North Carolina under the instruction of Kimberly Jones. She is a recent graduate of East Carolina University’s School of Theatre and Dance where she received her BFA in Dance Education. Kennedy has trained in ballet, jazz, and modern & enjoys teaching hip-hop, contemporary and conditioning. Kennedy has completed summer training at Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles, California and the Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive in New York City. She has had the opportunity to perform professionally in major cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, NYC and LA but most importantly enjoys working and serving her community to create learning experiences through the art of dance.
Jamie was born in Australia, but raised in North Carolina, Jamie graduated Sumna Cum Laude in 2017 from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a BFA in Dance Performance, a BA in Political Science, and a history minor. Before university Jamie studied ballet, pointe, and jazz extensively at a conservatory in Cary, where she also performed in both the ballet and jazz pre-professional companies. Jamie loved her time at UNCG and was lucky enough to study abroad at a contemporary dance conservatory in New Zealand, receive merit scholarships from both the school and political science department, be a secretary in the political science honors society, receive international honors, and study a range of dance styles which really reinforced her love for dance and its diversity. At university she expanded her knowledge of dance styles by adding modern, contemporary, and African dance to her repertoire. She focused her studies on Safety Release, Cunningham, and Graham techniques. One of her favorite memories from college was performing in Professor Robin Gee’s professional afro-contemporary dance company, Sugarfoote, in the Civil Rights Museum in downtown Greensboro. She also performed in works and studied under Ashley Lindsay, BJ Sullivan, Janet Lily, Virginia Dupont, Lindsay Howie, Michael Jobb, Duane Cyrus, Willie Hinton, and Yaqshaan Medan. She has participated in the American Dance Festival and worked for Joffrey Ballet School in both New York and San Francisco. During university Jamie taught at dance studios throughout North Carolina to adults and kids of all ages and styles. For the past year Jamie has lived in Changsha, Hunan, China working as a World Teach Global Fellow teaching English to middle and high school students. Jamie has been dancing for nearly 20 years and teaching for around 6. She is super excited to join the Heather’s Dance Inc. team this year!
Lydia Davis, Instructor
Lydia was born and raised in Kenly, North Carolina. She attended Corinth Holders High School and is currently a sophomore studying media and journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has participated in competitive gymnastics since the age of 7 winning many state, regional and national titles. She has also coached and choreographed for recreational and competitive level gymnasts of all ages and skill levels for 6 years. Lydia’s freshman year at UNC, she was a member of the varsity gymnastics team, competing floor. Her passion has always been with the dance and tumbling involved in the floor exercise. Her extensive gymnastics background makes her well qualified to teach tumbling classes and she is excited to share this passion of flipping with young dancers.