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Heather Meginniss

VP of Performing Arts

Heather Meginniss is a pioneer in the dance industry and has been for the past twenty-five years. Heather’s credentials include choreographer, director, adjudicator, instructor, NBA Jr dance coach, and costume designer.  Heather has been dancing since the age of three. She trained with New Castle Dance Academy and Koresh Dance Center. Heather competed and attended workshops and competitions as a young dancer. She was selected and a standout for her incredible turnout.

Heather is certified through UNLV and DEA in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, and Acrobatics. She has trained under many iconic master teachers such as Pamela Bowling, Ray Leeper, Karen Hebert, Nan Giordano, Charles Kelly, Al Gilbert, Frank Hatchett, Gus Giordano, Tatjainna Smith, Steve Sirico, and Raymond Lukens.

Heather loves to push herself to become the best instructor and choreographer she can be. In 2000, Heather started the NCDA competition team. Heather’s ambition and passion for dance has inspired many students to consistently be recognized and awarded for college scholarships, invites to Power Pak, AMDA, Dance Force, Discovery Spotlight, and Joffrey Ballet.  Heather’s students have moved on to become Broadway Performers in Tina & West side story, Sixers NBA Cheerleaders, College dancers at Temple and University of DE, TV and Music Video actresses, to name a few. 

The NCDA Team celebrates its 24rd award-winning season. Heather has directed the team to become regionally and nationally ranked, winning over 2,500 awards, hundreds of high score awards, Premier and Victory Cup Champions, Power rankings, and more.  Her routines are recognized for awards such as outstanding technique in Jazz and lyrical, along with countless Choreography and Entertainment awards. Proudly, she received the Choreography Achievement Award presented by Lifetime Television Network and Dance Moms, Choreographer of the Year 2019 and SDA’s is in the Circle of Excellence for the last 10 years. 

Heather’s professional career started as a backup dancer in the 90s. She has choreographed for Realize Records on a Thriller film called “Days of Power” featuring Eric Roberts, along with the music video “Fire”. Heather has been Judging for Star Dance Alliance since 2017. Heather co-choreographed a line dance with Nicolette Pate for a Country music artist and Entertainer of the Year, Jimmy Charles’ new hit song “Country Up”. Most recently, Heather entered her 2nd year as Regional Director for Believe National Talent.

Heather has a Degree in Applied Science with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. She graduated Cum Laude and was inducted into the Alpha Beta Gamma Honor Society for future entrepreneurs. In October of 2019, Heather launched her dancewear company, this was a dream come true for her. Heather’s attire company, Chique Designs, is sold online and in boutiques across the country.

Heather is honored and excited to share her passion for dance with your child!


Heather Meginniss
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