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Millie Heckler
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Education

University of Texas Austin – Austin, TX                                                                                                                   August 2018 – Present

Master of Fine Arts in Dance and Social Justice

"Rennie Harris University" – Philadelphia, PA                                                                                                                  May 2015 – Present

Private and company training in Street Dance styles, 

History, Philosophy, Choreography, Performance and Pedagogy

University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, CO                                                                                                    August 2010 – May 2015 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

Professional experience

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,                                                                          July – August 2018

Rehearsal Associate for Lazarus – New York, NY                                                                                                               
Assisted Rennie Harris and Nina Flagg set an original evening-length work on Alvin Ailey's First Company for company's 60th anniversary  

University of Texas Austin, Lecturer in Dance – Austin, TX                                                                       August 2017 – Present

Teaching House and Hip Hop full-time collegiate level


SoulFunktion Social Empowerment Project                                                                                            November 2017– Present

Founder/Director/Producer – Across TX                

Throwing parties, teaching dance classes, sounds by DJ Dio @TexasA&M, McCallum Fine Arts High School, UT Austin, Grace Ballet Academy, Heman Sweatt Symposium, Paleo f(x), GoodMorning Texas, Creative Intersection Collective, SXSW, HighLand Lounge Hip Hop Night

American College Dance Association, Teacher – Beaumont, TX                                                                              March 2018
Taught Rennie Harris-stylized House and Hip Hop Proper classes to students in region 

Tokyo Legend, Assistant Choreographer – Tokyo, Japan                                                                                              August 2017
Assisted Rennie Harris teach House, Hip Hop and Campbell Locking technique and rep 

House Dance International, Hustle Assistant – Manhattan, NY                                                                                       July 2017
Hustle Partner Dance Showcase and Assistant


Gibney Dance and PMT Dance Studios, Teacher – Manhattan, NY                                                      March 2017 – Present
House and Hip Hop Substitute Dance Instructor


Rennie Harris Grass Roots Project, Principal Dancer – Denver, CO                                             December 2013 – Present

Street Dance Company Founding Member, Principal Dancer, Choreographer’s Assistant 

Gibney Dance Work Up 3.0, Artist – Manhattan, NY                                                                                             January – March 2017

Resident Artist, mil+sam, creating and performing original work with collaborator Samantha Lysaght


Millennium Dance Complex, Teacher – Centennial, CO                                                                              March – December 2016

House, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance Instructor


CU Boulder Outreach Program, Teacher                                                                                                       April – December 2016

Cherokee Trails High School – Parker, CO
House, Hip Hop, Improv, Contemporary Dance Instructor; Choreographer for performance company


University of Texas Austin, Choreographer’s Assistant – Austin, TX                                                               October 2016
Assisted Rennie Harris teach House and Hip Hop technique class and rep


The Art Underground, Teacher – Louisville, CO                                                                                             August 2015 – August 2016 

Lion King Dance, Hip Hop 1 and 2 Dance Instructor for kids and teens 


Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts, Choreographer’s Assistant – Kent, CT                                                         July 2016
Assisted Rennie Harris teach House and Hip Hop technique class and rep


Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, Teacher – Montpelier, VT                                                                     June 2016
Taught House, Hip Hop, and Warm Up; Performed original choreography and set original work on a group of intensive participants


Columbia College Chicago, Choreographer’s Assistant – Chicago, IL                                         February – March 2016
Assisted Rennie Harris teach House and Hip Hop technique class and rep 


Winter Wonder Dance Festival, Teacher and Choreographer                                      December 2015
The Dance Complex – Cambridge, MA                 
Taught House, Hip Hop, and Warm Up; Performed original choreography and set original work on a group of festival participants


Community College of Aurora, Collegiate Teacher – Aurora, CO                                               August – December 2015
Taught Street Dance styles, philosophy and history; Created, in collaboration with students, end-of-semester final showing


University of Iowa, Choreographer’s Assistant – Iowa City, IA                                                                            November 2015
Assisted Rennie Harris teach House and Hip Hop technique class and rep


Bates Dance Festival, Choreographer’s Assistant – Lewiston, ME                                                              July – August 2015
Assisted Rennie Harris teach House and Hip Hop technique class and rep


Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts, Choreographer’s Assistant – Kent, CT                                                         July 2015
Assisted Rennie Harris teach House and Hip Hop technique class and rep


Institute for Dunham Technique Certification, Choreographer's Assistant                                      June 2015
University of South Florida – Tampa, FL
Assisted Rennie Harris teach House and Hip Hop technique classes


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 

Choreographer’s Assistant for Exodus – New York, NY                                                                                                         May 2015
Assisted Rennie Harris and Nina Flagg set an original work on Alvin Ailey's First Company

Frendly Gathering Music Festival, Movement Teacher  – Jamaica, VT                                                               June 2013

Researching the vitality of the human body through movement self-expression

performance experience

(Re)Current Unrest, FuseBox Festival – Austin, TX                                                                                                                 April 2018

Afro-Contemporary Dance, Charles O. Anderson

Lifted, Rennie Harris PureMovement, University of Portland – Portland, Oregon                                   January 2018
Street Dance Theater in collaboration with Hood Lockers and Portland-based gospel choir 

Breakin’ Convention Colorado, Rennie Harris Grass Roots Project – Denver, CO                      November 2017

Street Dance Theater rep excerpt

 

Giving Yourself To Me Could Never Be Wrong,                                                      January – March 2017 

Gibney Dance Work Up 3.0 – Manhattan, NY                                                                                                      

Resident Artist, mil+sam, performing/dancing/singing original work with collaborator Samantha Lysaght


Lifted, Rennie Harris PureMovement, Dance Place – Washington, D.C.                                                                April 2017
Street Dance Theater in collaboration with Hood Lockers and D.C./Brooklyn gospel choir 

Beautiful Human Lies, Rennie Harris Grass Roots Project                                            February 2016 – November 2017

Colorado College – Colorado Springs, CO

San Francisco International Hip Hop Festival – San Francisco, CA

Spectrum Dance Festival – Carbondale, CO
Dance Place – Washington, D.C.
Rutgers University – New Brunswick, NJ
University of Colorado Boulder – Boulder, CO
Street Dance Theater evening-length rep, Principal Dancer


Giving Yourself To Me Could Never Be Wrong,                                                                    July 2016

Southern Vermont Dance Festival – Brattleboro, VT                                    
Original Song Performed Live, Modern/House Dance Fusion, Original choreography in collaboration with Samantha Lysaght 


Still?, Beautiful Human Lies Excerpt, Bates Dance Festival – Lewiston, ME                                               August 2015
Street Dance Theater, Rennie Harris, Soloist Grass Roots Project rep

 

100 Naked Locks, The Apollo Salon Series at the Apollo – Harlem, NY                                                           May 2015
Street Dance Theater, Featured performer/soloist dancer with Rennie Harris PureMovement and Next Level Squad 

Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center – Denver, CO                                                                               January 2015
Improvisational dance collaboration with singer/songwriter, Sarah Reichardt 

ARISE Music Festival – Loveland, CO                                                                                                                                                  August 2013
Back-up dancer for cosmoquatic funk band, Lula Granji 

awards

Full Scholarship, M.F.A. in Dance and Social Justice                                                                              Graduate May 2020

University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX


Winner of KRW Project: The Rounds CO – Boulder, CO                                                                                             October 2016

Alternative contemporary dance cypher and battle


De Castro Award – CU Boulder                                                                                                                                                                    May 2015
Professionalism and Dedication in the Dance Field 

Winner of Urban Renewal All-Styles Battle – NY, NY                                                                                                        April 2015

All-styles Street Dance battle


Jamie Kellam Redmond Scholarship – CU Boulder                                                                                                                 May 2014

Talent, Professionalism, and Dedication in the Arts 

Betty Jean Bruno Dance Scholarship – CU Boulder                                                                                                                May 2011

Passion for Dance