Heather began her early training with Jacqueline School of Ballet under the direction of Jacqueline Colledge,then later studying on scholarship at The San Francisco Ballet School. She performed many roles with the company in productions such as; Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker, and Swan Lake. In 1993 Heather was asked to become a member of Het National Ballet in Amsterdam, Holland. During her professional career she worked with world renown artists such as; Hans Van Mannen, William Forsythe, and Rudi van Danzig. Performing Principal and Soloist roles in both Contemporary and Classical Repertoire. Some full lengths include; Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet. Also Included in her performing was a wide range of Balanchine works. Dark angel in Serenade, Violin Concerto (Principal Pas de deux,)Symphony in C, Diamonds, Kammermuziek, to name a few.

Heather joined Ballet West as a Soloist in 1998, under direction of Jonas Kage, dancing Principal roles. One of the highlights of her career was dancing in Wiliam Forsythes, Artifact. Later Heather was offered a contract with Alonzo King Lines Ballet, where she was invited to tour Africa and Asia.