"Heather has choreographed our team jazz contest pieces for the past 2 years. My team is always excited and challenged by her choreography and teaching style. When she comes to teach, they are consistently pushed to dance their best. Both routines Heather choreographed for us have won numerous awards at contest including 1st place in Team Jazz and Best Overall Choreography. Her choreography has also helped our team score high enough to win Best in Class,Best of the Best &Winner's Circle at each contest we entered. As the Legacies Director, I look forward to a long relationship with Heather as one of our regular choreographers."
Holly Lyons (Director)
McNeil High School (Majestics Drill Team):
“This year Heather came and taught a master class for my dance team. During the hour that she taught the master class, my girls were challenged and pushed; exceeding expectations and limits they never realized they had. It was exciting for them to learn new stretches, technique and conditioning. Heather then returned to choreograph our team jazz contest piece. The piece was so much fun for the girls to learn! The dance was upbeat, constantly moving, and innovative. Our team jazz piece won several awards throughout our competition season, such as Best Overall Choreography, Excellence in Entertainment Award, 3rd Place Overall Team Jazz, Super Sweepstakes, 1st Runner up team jazz, Outstanding Choreography, and many more! It has been an absolutely pleasure working with Heather and I look forward to our continued partnership for years to come.”
Megan Winslow (Director)
Previous Student and now Professional Choreographer:
"Heather O'Hara is nothing short of an inspiring instructor. She pushes dancers to the next level by challenging their limits. As a student of Heathers she has prepared me to take on a professional dance career, something I had never even dreamed of before meeting her. She not only trained me to dance to the best of my ability and push myself further but she also taught me how to navigate the dance community with professionalism. The training i received with Heather is invaluable and something every dancer should experience."
Parent and former Anderson HS Director:
“We have had a wonderful experience with Heather and her many styles of choreography over the last 5 years. Our daughter has participated in solos, duets and group routines in many of Heather’s genres such as jazz, open, musical theatre, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and production. The routines that she has choreographed for us have earned many types of awards including numerous 1st place overall solos, duets and group routines. Heather has a way of kindly pushing the dancer to the next level. I have seen my daughter grow immensely as a dancer and a huge part of that is due to Heather and her choreography, teaching style, and personality. She also stresses to the dancer the importance of physical fitness and what it means to be an athletic dancer while at the same time making sure that the dancer understands the importance of correct dance movements so as to decrease the risk of injury. Our daughter has had the pleasure of assisting Heather on several occasions as she has worked with various groups of various ability levels and Heather has a great gift of using her choreographic skills to showcase the specific skills of individual dancers regardless of the dancer’s years of experience and/or ability and technical level. If you are looking to hire an experienced dancer/choreographer who is also an excellent teacher and role model, then I would highly recommend Heather O’Hara. Our daughter plans to continue her relationship with Heather as a private coach, choreographer and friend as she continues to strive for excellence in dance throughout her high school years and beyond.”