Teaching is a fundamental creative practice for Heather.  When she works with students, of all ages, she explores the building blocks of theatre and comes away with a deeper view of her own work. 

She loves it when students succeed.  And she loves passing on what she’s learned. Heather has worked as a theatre educator from the very beginnings of my career.

This has included directing over 40 productions with young and emerging actors, ages 5-adult. Her teaching credits include classes and projects with emerging actors at the University of Saskatchewan, University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, Red Deer College, the Robbins Academy, the Foote Theatre School, The Citadel Theatre Young Companies, Fringe Theatre Adventures, ARTSTREK, DRAMAWORKS, Calgary Young Peoples Theatre, Theatre Alberta, Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre, Alberta Playwrights Network, Theatre Saskatchewan, Theatre Zocalo, and Stage Polaris.

She has taught courses in Acting, Directing, Playwriting and Creative Process, as well as workshops in Producing, Directing, Character Development, Scene Study and Auditioning. This has included Guest Lecturing University of Saskatchewan as Faculty with Term in 2008 and serving as an intermittent Guest Lecturer University of Alberta.


Notable University Directing contracts include MOVING PICTURES by Sharon Pollock at the University of Alberta and Neil LaBute's AUTOBAUN at the University of Saskatchewan.

She is often a guest speaker at University of Alberta classes on a variety of topics.