Star Collaborative Dance Academy, formerly Heather Rivers Little Stars Performing Arts Academy, is a dance academy for kids and teens ages 12mos through 18yrs old. We also offer recreational classes as well as a performing dance team. Our main objective is to perform for a cause. Every year we do a dance concert to benefit a certain charity. We pick a different charity each year to raise money for and the proceeds from our show goes to that charity.
Our performance team is made up primarily of child dancers as young as age 3 all the way through adults. Our dancers are professionally trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Break Dancing, Contemporary, Tumbling, Theatre and Lyrical.
Having first met each other back in 2011, the dancers of Star Collaborative performed in the dance show "Firework." This show raised awareness and money for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer in honor of former "World of Warcraft" casting director Brigitte Burdine.
Unofficially, Star Collaborative started in 2013 but our first performance was canceled, so we never got to officially start our team. Two years later, we finally got our chance to perform! Performing on Saturday August 1st, 2015, Star Collaborative performed in "Dance with Your Heart: A Benefit Concert for Camp del Corazon." This show raised awareness of heart defects in children. The proceeds went to Camp del Corazon which is a camp designed for kids born with heart defects.
Currently, Star Collaborative is working on putting together future shows, stronger dancers, and more classes! Stay tuned for all the updates!
MISS HEATHER: DIRECTOR/BALLET/JAZZ/
CONTEMPORARY/MOMMY & ME/MUSICAL THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHY
TEACHER HEATHER RIVERS IS THE FOUNDER, OWNER, CEO, AND TEACHER OF HEATHER RIVERS LITTLE STARS PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY AND STAR COLLABORATIVE DANCE COMPANY. SHE HAS BEEN TEACHING CHILDREN FOR OVER TEN YEARS AND HAS OVER TWENTY YEARS OF DANCING EXPERIENCE. HEATHER HAS BEEN IN SEVERAL SHOWS INCLUDING "A CHRISTMAS CAROL," WHERE SHE PLAYED THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PASSED AND WAS ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER. "WEST SIDE STORY," WHERE SHE PLAYED GRACIELA AND WAS DANCE CAPTAIN. HER MOST RECENT CHOREOGRAPHY CREDIT IS "LOST: THE MUSICAL" WHICH PLAYED FOR SIX WEEKS AT THE LILLIAN THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD. IN 2015 HEATHER WAS CHOREOGRAPHER FOR "WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY" AT VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN HOLLYWOOD. HEATHER IS PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED IN BALLET, JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY AND MOMMY AND ME STYLES OF DANCING, WITH TRAINING IN TAP.
MR. JOE: CO-DIRECTOR/HIP-HOP/BREAK DANCING/POP AND LOCKING
MR. JARED: TAP
MR. JARED IS BACK! HE WILL BE TEACHING OUR 3-5YR OLD TAP CLASS!