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Heather Burns

Heather Burns Chappell

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Heather Burns
205 Ferrill St.
Norman, OK 73069


(405) 464-3680



Dance: Afro-Cuban


Childhood, Adolescents, Youth at Risk, Adults and Older Adults
Language Fluency: Spanish


Schools: Elementary, Middle, High, and Alternative Ed
Community Sites: Art Centers, Libraries, Senior Centers, Parks & Recreation Centers


Year-round, Statewide


Heather Burns is a professional dancer and choreographer specializing in Afro-Cuban dance. She has studied and performed with many outstanding Cuban artists and musicians including Cutumba Ballet Folklorico in Santiago de Cuba. Chappell attended Duke University on a performing arts scholarship. After completing a master's degree at the University of Washington, she danced professionally in Los Angeles with Juan Calvo Flores's Unity Arts and Stage of the Arts Productions. Her experience as an instructor includes work with at-risk youth, first generation U.S. teens, K-12, university students, and dance professionals in eight states and four countries. In her classes on Cuban music and dance, Chappell can introduce and model movements and rhythms including cha cha chaa, conga, danzon, mambo, orishas, palo, and rumba.

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