A native of Savannah, Heidi began her classical training with Ruth Goodman's Danse Theatre of Savannah in 1964. She was accepted in The Savannah Ballet Guild at eleven years old and continued her studies under Hilda de la Guardia from Ballet Nacional de Cuba. In 1979, Heidi opened The Ballet School while continuing to teach and perform with the Savannah Ballet (a professional company under the directorship of Bojan Spassoff and Stephanie Wolf, who are now directors for The Rock School in Philadelphia, PA).
Heidi has performed as a soloist in many of the classical ballets such as: The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Cinderella, Giselle, Swan Lake, The Red Shoes, Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide, and Savannah's own original ballet, The Waving Girl.
Heidi studied and performed with artists from NYC Ballet and ABT, including Peter Martins, Suzanne Farrell, Heather Watts, Kathleen Haigney, Kim Hightower, Daniel Duell, Peter Frame and Mikhail Baryshnikov. She also studied with David Howard, Robert Weiss, Edward Villella, John-Pierre Bonnefaus, Karena Brock, Robert Joffrey, Hector Zaraspe and Robert Barnett.
For the past 35 years, Heidi has continued to pursue her passion for teaching and choreographing as a guest instructor throughout Georgia and South Carolina Lowcountry. She rehearsed the selected dancers for The Pittsburgh/Savannah Ballet Theater and was also asked to rehearse and give classes to the Compania Colombiana de Ballet, from Bogota, South America, directed by Christopher Fleming. Heidi has been the ballet director for The Savannah Conservatory for the Performing Arts (through the Salvation Army), an instructor for Kelly Creek Studios in Richmond Hill and founded The Landings School of Classical Ballet.
The reopening of The Ballet School took place November 2009 with 35 students and has flourished with over 300 dancers to become one of the most respected and sought after schools in the region.