Currently, Heather Klopchin is an Associate Professor of Dance at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN where she teaches Ballet Technique, Modern Dance Technique, and Dance History. She also choreographs for the St. Olaf Dance Department’s student company, Companydance ©. Heather holds a BS degree in Management from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo and an MFA degree in Dance choreography and performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Heather Klopchin is the winter guest choreographer setting her piece “Gridlock” on the Semaphore Repertory Dance Co. to be performed in the Spring Dance Concert (May 23 and May 25, Fri, Sun).
Heather is passionate about performing, choreographing, researching, and teaching dance. Highlights of her career to date include performing in works by Danny Buraczeski, Joe Chvala, David Dorfman, Bill Evans, Doris Humphrey, Mathew Janczewski, Walter Kennedy, Linda Lehovec, Gabriel Masson, Mark Morris, Peggy Paver, Jeffrey Peterson, Stuart Pimsler, Anthony Roberts, Melissa Rolnick, Karis Sloss, Robin Stiehm, Deborah Thayer, Doug Varone, and Renée Wadleigh. She has also performed with ARENA Dances, Zenon Dance Company, Eclectic Edge Ensemble, Linda Lehovec & Dancers, Joe Chvala Flying Foot Forum, and Dancing People Company. She currently is a member of Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater, a Minneapolis based modern dance and theater company, and recently performed with the company at the Roberto Cantoral Cultural Center in Mexico City. Summer of 2014, Heather will be attending the World Dance Alliance Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada and performing in two dance works.