Molly Heller

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Assistant Professor

MFA University of Utah

Office: Rm 203
Phone: 801-587-9804

Molly is a Salt Lake City dance artist and Assistant Professor within the School of Dance at the University of Utah. Her research investigates performance as a healing practice and the relationship between physical expression and emotion. Molly has also been on faculty at Westminster College (SLC), SUNY New Paltz (NY), and Dance New Amsterdam (NYC) and has taught for: Utah Valley University, Middlebury College, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Creighton University (Omaha, NE), Salt Dance Fest (University of Utah), Utah Ballet Summer Intensive (University of Utah), Ririe-Woodbury’s Professional Intensive (SLC), Boise State University, and Balance Dance Company (Boise, ID). She specializes in contemporary technique (including her own form – Tennis Shoe Technique), improvisation, creative process, entrepreneurship, teaching methods, and wellness practices. Molly is also Co-Director of Salt Dance Fest, a professional intensive focused on the creative process, as well as the Freshman and Scholarship Advisor within the Modern Program.

Molly’s choreographic work is an extension of her interest in health and wellbeing, as well as an interweaving of theater practices and dance. Her work has been presented in venues such as: Eccles Regent Street Blackbox Theater (SLC), Kingsbury Hall for TEDx SaltLakeCity, Gowanus Art + Production (NYC), Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church (NYC), Movement Research at the Judson Church (NYC), Green Space (NYC), DUMBO Dance Festival (Brooklyn, NY), The Mahaney Center for the Arts (Middlebury, VT), Balance Dance Company (Boise, ID), Boise State University, Westminster College (SLC), Sugar Space Studio for the Arts (SLC), and the Ladies’ Literary Club (SLC).

Molly holds an M.F.A. from the University of Utah where she received the Thomas G. Stockham Medal for Conspicuously Effective Teaching, the L. Scott Marsh Mentorship Award, and a University Teaching Assistantship (UTA). Molly also holds certifications in Pilates and Reiki and is co-owner of SLC’s loose-leaf teahouse, the Tea Grotto.


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