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Heather Tatreau

Teaching Assistant Professor

Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Fetzer Hall CB# 8700
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919-962-0100 | Woollen 303b |


Heather Tatreau graduated from Carolina with a BA before moving to New York City to pursue a Master’s Degree in Dance Education from New York University. While living in New York City, she trained in classic modern dance techniques as well as avant-garde performance styles and somatic disciplines. She also performed with post-modern dance pioneer, Douglas Dunn, in NYC and in Italy.

Heather has been a dance educator in higher education since 2002. She teaches the modern dance technique and theory courses at Carolina and has received numerous grants to design interdisciplinary courses across campus. She works closely with the Ackland Art Museum, Carolina Performing Arts, and The Department of Dramatic Art as an advocate for the inclusion of dance education in the university curriculum. She is also on the Academic Advisory Committee of the Ackland Art Museum and on the board of the North Carolina Dance Education Organization. She also produces the UNC Process Series with Joseph Megel and initiated a UNC faculty performance series supported by the IAH and Arts Everywhere.

Heather is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor, working on conditioning practices with dancers and student athletes throughout her career. She is also a dancer, choreographer, and movement consultant for productions on campus and beyond. She creates site-specific work, experimental dance-theater pieces, and traditional modern dances for the stage. Her work as an artist has been presented across NC, serving as pedagogical tools and agents of social change.

Heather lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and two boys, Owen and Max.