Heather Nickens O'Hara-Austin TX & Fort Lauderdale FL
Holding a dance certification in the State of Texas and graduating from Texas State with a BFA in Exercise Sports Science and Specialization in Dance. Heather holds a CFT-II Personal Training certification and is Allegro Pilates Certified. She is a former Radio City Rockette from New York City for the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular", she danced professionally for Cruise Lines "Celebrity" & "Asuka", in Las Vegas Productions in the "Tournament of Kings" at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino & "Rockettes" at the Flamingo Hilton, Today Show for the Rockettes, 102 Dalmatians Movie preview at Radio City NYC, “Diamond Rio” Music Video, motion capture stunts for “Tiberian Sun”, “Renegade”, “Dune” and more. Heather also performed in a Cirque du Soleil hand to hand balancing act in the Radio City Rockette Show in Las Vegas. While in Vegas Heather competed in Ms Fitness where she won the title of Ms Fitness Las Vegas, Ms Fitness West Coast and placed 6th Ms Fitness USA and 12th Ms Fitness World. While in New York Heather became the top Personal Trainer at Bally's Total Fitness where she developed their nutritional program. Through her Fitness ventures she was featured in Oxygen & Ms Fitness Magazines as well as Dance Magazine. Among her many accomplishments, Heather has participated as an adjudication judge for Talent on Parade National dance competition and Showstoppers.
Heather is also an established choreographer and has worked with many professional companies throughout the United States. She is currently an independent contractor working with Celebrity Cruises through Poet Productions as a trainer for their trapeze artists, teaching and choreographing for the Celebrity casts. Recently Heather choreographed the new cirque style show "Silhouette" and the "Welcome Aboard" show on Celebrities newest ship the Silhouette this past July and "Jersey Boys" for Celebrities Solstice ship. She will also add to her choreography list the new cirque style show "Reflections" that will open on Celebrities newest Ship this coming FALL 2012. Also this summer, Heather has been contracted to choreograph for the Lake Travis High School Band Dance "Cavalettes" show that will be performed and competed this coming Fall. She has won many outstanding overall choreography awards and received overall grand champion for her dance studio (Broadway Dance & Fitness) 2 years in a row. Heather's students have won overall dance awards, scholarships, agency awards and have gone on to pursue scholarships at Layola Marymount in Los Angeles, contestants as seen on "So you think you can dance", members of the Los Angeles Cirque Academy and participants of the internship at Broadway Dance Center in New York. Heather continues to substitute teach at Ballet Austin in Austin TX and choreographs for studios, High School and College Drill teams all over the U.S.