Why Heinz Academy Is the right choice for your family
Our biggest priority here at Heinz Academy for the Performing Arts is and always will be our students! We not only strive to develop incredible dancers but also to further the development of incredible humans. Our focus is to create an environment that is positive, encouraging, welcoming and free of judgement. We keep our class sizes small to allow for more one-on-one attention from our instructors, helping to further develop and encourage each dancer. Our classes are designed to inspire confidence and leadership in our dancers. We are deeply committed to unlocking and nurturing these young leaders within our dance family.
Better Together Than Alone
We can achieve so much more as a team and grow together than we can as individuals.
Always Stay Humble
It's important to stay humble in all our endeavors and to let our results speak for themselves.
Every Child Is Important
Every child plays an integral part in our success and every child's input and contributions are valued.
It's important to always grow and be better than we were the day before.
Our Door Is Always Open
We believe in investing in each dancer to ensure their success in dance and in life and we will always be a safe place for them to share and express themselves.
Be Real, Be You
Be your authentic self. Be creative in the way that suits you and know you will never be expected to look, feel or dance like anyone else. Be your individual self.
Be Innovative Leaders
We should always strive to think outside the box and be different, rather than re-create what's already been done.
Always Have Fun
Laughter and a deep love for what we do is our foundation. Perfection is not essential but working from the heart is.
Life is yours to create and it should be crafted just as you envision it. You are the only one who has to live it so dream big and make it grand.
Meet Our Team
Ms. Jackie is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in health promotion and dance. While at UNI, Ms. Jackie danced with Orchesis Dance Company and the International Dance Theatre, and was a lead instructor for the Young People's Dance Theatre and Movement Outlet. She has attended the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine and has trained extensively in Horton and Ailey technique. She has traveled all over attending conventions and workshops to continue her dance training. Ms. Jackie has her coaching license, is a certified instructor of the International Dance Teacher Standards and is a member of the Dance Studio Owners Association.
Ms. Morgan danced at Rhythm Room Dance Company and Dance Out Loud until her junior year when she started competing with Dance Driven. She has received such awards as judges choice, several high golds and firsts in categories. She was a teaching assistant all four years in High School and currently teaches ballet, tap, modern, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop and preschool classes at Heinz Academy.