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Makeup by Navaji

Millie Heckler (M.F.A. Dance and Social Justice 2020) is an interdisciplinary artist who merges singing, dance, original music and videography to inspire self-awareness, intimacy and change. Her passion lies in unlocking voices of the body. Through a practice of (re)opening embodied instruments—such as movement, vocalization, storytelling and imagination—she leans into self-remembrance: What am I capable of creating?


Heckler is co-founder of the Vermont-based interdisciplinary female collective, lunch, exploring multiple shades of intimacy. Her dance-for-camera project Pink Booth Confessions (featuring original music as well as dance) deals with the complexities of sexual trauma and healing and has received international recognition. Heckler has worked as a Lecturer in Dance at University of Vermont and University of Texas, as well as many other schools and studios nationally and abroad. She has danced for Street Dance Theater luminary Rennie Harris and afro-contemporary company Charles O. Anderson dance theater x.


Heckler uses art as a catalyst for claiming the sensuality of her authentic experience and as a practice for building community.

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