Heather Mitchell is an African Diasporic Dance performing artist in the Kalamazoo community for over 10 years. Her work also includes Choreography at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, The Civic, and Farmers Ally Theatre. She is Teaching Artist with Education for the Arts, and has been involved with several collaborations including Women Empowering Women, Freedom Schools, Caring Network, Rootead, Wellspring Cory Terry and Dancers, Kalamazoo Juvenile Home and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.
As a dance artist Heather has facilitated numerous workshops and classes that sought to connect people of various backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and abilities to the cultural knowledge, joy, and sense of community that African Diasporic dance brings. She believes that dance is the language of the spirit and is meant to be shared with the community!