Photo by Kay McCabe
Millie Heckler is an interdisciplinary artist who merges singing, dance, original music and videography to inspire self-awareness, courage and vulnerability. Her passion lies in detaching from stories that limit her, while simultaneously 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 harm 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 worked for Rennie Harris, assisting in the creation of Lazarus and Exodus for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and has danced with Charles O. Anderson/dance theater x.
Heckler uses art as a catalyst for claiming the sensuality of her authentic experience and as an instrument for building community. Her practice is in letting go.