Bridget Heddens Education Accessibility Coordinator

Bridget grew up in the mid-west, living in Minnesota and Iowa for most of her life. Wanting to stay close to family and friends, Bridget attended the University of Iowa. In 2016 she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation with an emphasis in Inclusion and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. While at the University, Bridget focused on modern and ballet technique but grew up also studying tap, jazz, flamenco, and hip-hop. Bridget performed in numerous student and faculty led performances that gave her the opportunity to work with choreographers, Armando Duarte, Maurice Watson, Jennifer Kayle, Nicholas Leichter and Melinda Myers to list a few. Also during her time at the University she was a member of Dancers in Company. Under the direction of Charlotte Adams, the company travelled around Iowa performing and teaching dance classes to kids and young adults in the area. Bridget moved to Boulder, CO two years ago and discovered her passion for bringing the arts to people with developmental disabilities and people that come from different backgrounds. She is dedicated to finding creative ways people of all abilities can not only watch dance but use dance as a creative outlet or a communication tool. She accepted a Therapeutic Specialist position with the non-profit Out & About and started instructing dance and theater classes to kids and adults who have developmental disabilities. She is now a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and soon to be Registered Behavior Technician. Over the past year, Bridget has also been a dancer in the Boulder based, Cindy Brandle Dance Company and has started her own inclusive modern company, Spark Movement Project. She is passionate about providing an inclusive environment for people of all abilities to express themselves through movement and creative expression. With patience and kindness, Bridget hopes to continue to provide dance opportunities to everybody and educate our community on the importance of inclusion in the arts.

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