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Heather Gazitt

Class of 2021
Dance | Communication
Heather leans against a pole in pointe shoes and a floral tutu


I am a passionate dancer, activist, and animal lover! I have been dancing for 19 years and trained at PNB and in a competition setting, and taught all ages at various studios. Dance has been a treasured part of my whole life and I hope to continue my relationship with it wherever I go!

What is one of your favorite moments from your time with the Department of Dance?

Creating collaborative pieces for Influx and being able to spread messages of inclusion and acceptance.

What is your favorite thing about majoring in dance at the UW?

My favorite thing about majoring in Dance is the incredibly safe place we have created to take risks and be true artists. Creativity is valued and celebrated and we all lift each other up. I have found my voice here in the dance department at UW and I’m incredibly grateful for it!

Why did you choose to major in dance?

I chose to major in Dance because the community here is so incredibly warm and welcoming. There is so much positivity in this space and the staff bring such rich background to our department. 

What are your goals for post-graduation?

I am planning on moving to New Zealand and dancing as much as possible!