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
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.
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.
Megan Shepherd, Instructor
Megan Shepherd is a graduate of East Carolina University, having earned her Bachelors in Fine Arts in Dance with a concentration in Performance and Choreography and a minor in Composite Natural Science. A Durham, NC native Shepherd began her dance training at the age of 6 under the Direction of Nina Wheeler. Dance was always Shepherd’s passion and her love for the art grew as she got older. During Shepherd’s time at East Carolina she was given the opportunity to perform works by John Dixon, Teal Darkenwald, Tommi Galaska, Marissa Nesbit, and guest artist Matthew Lynady. While Shepherd focused on performance for the majority of her dance training she did not shy away from teaching. Having an influence on young lives is something Shepherd is very adamant about and she hopes to have an impact the way her teachers and mentors did on her as she was growing up. Now living back in Durham Shepherd is excited to focus on teaching and is very excited the join the Heather’s Dance family this season.
Addison was born and raised in Cary, North Carolina. At age 8, she began studying dance at Cary Ballet Conservatory and continued there for 10 years. During her last two years of high school Addison was asked to be a part of the school’s Professional Training Program. Dancing up to 30 hours a week, Addison trained in ballet, pointe, partnering, contemporary, and jazz styles. She had the opportunity to perform multiple times a year with their pre-professional ballet company and compete in both the Youth America Grand Prix and ADC International Ballet Competition. Addison was thrilled to compete for two years in a row with her dance ensemble in the New York City YAGP Finals. Upon graduating from Cary High School in 2017, Addison was asked to join Atlanta Ballet’s conservatory program in Atlanta, Georgia. Her schedule compiled of daily ballet, and pointe classes, along with partnering, modern, and learning original choreography. She was very fortunate to be able to rehearse and perform with the Atlanta Ballet professional company as well as the second company. Addison has been teaching for 3 years and has a passion for working with children! She is very excited to join Heather’s Dance and connect with dancers of all ages to share her knowledge and love of dance!