HEATHER FARQUHAR - Barre Fitness & Dance Instructor
Heather Farquhar found her love for dance at age two when she participated in her first ballet class, and since has developed into a passionate and accomplished dancer, performer and teacher. With more than twenty years of training and performance experience, she has studied many different styles of dance including Ballet, Tap, Modern (Graham and Limon technique), Highland, Jazz, Burlesque, Hip Hop, Acro, Lyrical and Contemporary. Heather received Honours on her Intermediate R.A.D ballet examination and completed her B.A.T.D Teachers Associates in Dance and is a NCCP Level 1 gymnastics coach. She also attended the National Ballet School of Canada Summer School Program. Heather opened and operated her own dance school for multiple years in Chatham, Ontario to students ranging in ages from 3 to 16, offering a variety of styles.
Heather attended York University in Toronto and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with Honours majoring in ballet and modern. She danced extensively in different dance companies in Toronto giving her an abundance of opportunities to perform in various industry events, music videos, commercials, on Much Music television and many corporate events throughout the city. She also was part of the performance team selected to travel to Dubai to dance in a month long festival.
She was a member of the Toronto Rock Cheerleading Team from 2014-2016, performing at all homes games in front of crowds of 10,000 plus. She also worked as one of the teams choreographers.
Heather is also certified personal trainer and a Level one Pilates Mat instructor.
Heather has recently made the move to Rochester, NY and is excited to start her teaching career at Nu Movement.