Heather Aued has been with Bellydance Evolution since it’s creation in 2009. She is also one of the main choreographers and Assistant Director for the company and has performed with them in the USA, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Heather began dancing at the age of five. Studying modern jazz & ballroom, ballet, hip-hop & contemporary. At 9 years old she was invited to join a Los Angeles based performing group, where she quickly became one of the lead dancers.
By the age of 13 Heather was already an Award-Winning choreographer & a lead dancer in 3 different dance companies. That same year she performed at the Rose Bowl along with Cirque Du Soleil & Smokey Robinson for over 40,000 people.
Heather graduated from High School at 16 in order to pursue her career full time. Also a professional singer, Heather has recorded with Grammy Winning Songwriter Michael Jay and Oscar Winning Songwriter Joseph Brooks. She has also recorded for composer Paul Dinletir on the animated serise Samurai Jack and toured the Caribbean as the lead singer on the Freewinds ship.
At 18 Heather was cast by Kenny Ortega (Dirty Dancing Choreographer and Michael Jacksons final tour Director) to dance on the Fox TV show “Grounded for Life” which earned an Emmy nomination for Best Choreography. That same month she was invited to join the International Dance Company, Jillina’s Sahlala Dancers. Having fallen in love with Middle Eastern dance, she put all her focus on learning the art form and quickly became a lead soloist for the Award Winning Dance Company. She can be seen on numerous Bellydance performance DVDs and was featured on the ABC show “Dancing with the Stars” along side the company.
In 2011 Heather took a break from dancing to give birth to her daughter and returned in 2012 for Bellydance Evolution’s production of “Dark Side of the Crown”.
You can view more about Heather Aued on her personal web site www.HeatherAued.com