Heather Davis Fitts Owner/Instructor
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 has been choreographing recital routines for the past ten years as well as teaching classes and holding dance camps. 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 Amercian 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.
Beatriz Hayes was born and raised near Raleigh, NC and first discovered her love for dance at the age of nine. She has trained in ballet, modern, jazz and tap for over ten years. In high school she began to dance competitively and also trained here at Heathers Dance. She attended Meredith College in 2010 for two years where she performed in pieces that were selected in the DanceWorks Gala. In 2011 she was selected to dance with the Distillery Dance Ensemble, a dance company associated with a Raleigh based theatre company. Two years later she was given her first dance teaching position and first lead praise dance teaching position in Fort Polk, Louisiana where her husband was stationed in the US Army. Since then her passion for teaching has blossomed immensely. She is currently working on her personal training certification as well and looks forward to sharing her love for dance with all of the beautiful dancers here!
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!
Katy Quick, Instructor
Katy Quick has been dancing since the age of 2 and a company member at Nina’s School of Dance in Durham since the age of 7. Her Junior and Senior years of high school she became Nina’s assistant and had the opportunity to teach at both Duke Univeristy and Elon University. Katy also worked with Barrett in 2012 at the Miss North Carolina Pageant and performed the opening piece. Katy has had the pleasure to study with professional dancers and companies including Hope Boykin, Joe-Joe Grooves, Charlotte Griffin, RiverNorth Dance Chicago, and Koresh. Katy is now a senior at East Carolina University majoring in Dance Performance. During her years at ECU, she has studied under Tommi Galaska, John Dixon, Teal Darkenwald, Patti Weeks, Galina Panova, and Dirk Lumbard. Katy has been selected to perform in the yearly main stage production in all four years in the dance program. In her last year at ECU, she will be choreographing her senior showcase which could be selected and performed at the American Dance Festival. In 2013, she was chosen by teacher John Dixon to perform his piece Consumption. This piece was performed at the American Dance Festival and then chosen out of hundreds to be performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Katy is excited to teach and share her passion of dance with others!