Heath Gill

Heath Gill

Heath has been bringing his abundant energy to the arts since the young age of three.  Fascinated by learning new skills, even from a young age, he spent much of his childhood diving head first into anything he could get his hands on starting with gymnastics, tap, jazz, ballet, piano, trumpet, and musical theater.  His curiosity and love of performance quickly revealed to him that these passions would become a life long pursuit.

Chasing after that love, Gill started to bring more of his focus to ballet. By age 11 he joined the Children’s Center for Dance Education, a children’s touring ballet company that performed all the classics.  Carrying full length productions and a tremendous amount of performance opportunity helped him hone his craft and work towards his professional aspirations.

His hard work payed off.  Straight out of high school Heath was overjoyed to join the ranks of Atlanta Ballet. In his tenure with the organization, he quickly rose to performing featured and principal roles.  His curious nature served him well in Atlanta Ballet’s widely varied repertoire, including renowned creators such as; John McFall, Jorden Morris, Christopher Wheeldon, James Kudelka, Twyla Tharp, David Bintley, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Jorma Elo, Val Caniparoli, Helen Pickett, Liam Scarlett, Jiri Kylian, Alex Eckman, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Michael Pink, and Ohad Naharin. Heath received critical acclaime for his performances and was recognized as one of ArtsATL’s “30 under 30” and Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”.

During his career, Heath began to try his hand at choreography.  Starting with a few works for Atlanta Ballet’s school, he quickly began to branch out. His adventurous spirit led him to create many works for Wabi Sabi, a dancer led contemporary dance project, founded by John Welker, that predominantly performed outdoors. Heath’s time with Wabi Sabi was formative for the development of his choreographic voice. He also began to stretch his knowledge of the artform by helping to produce the performances in a production manager role.

In 2017, these new found sparks of interest came to the forefront as Heath, along with four other principal artists, co-founded Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre in Atlanta Georgia. The new contemporary ballet company quickly boomed into a year round company with a strong school. Beyond bringing his skills to the stage, Gill served as the company’s Production Director and Resident Choreographer.  In his time at Terminus he created many full evening productions, further honing his craft in long form with an emphasis on his passion for storytelling.  His full evening production, Marley Was Dead, To Begin With was named “Best Dance Production of 2020 by ArtsATL.”

Gill received acclaim in Orlando in 2022 when his production “Confronting Genius” was performed by Orlando Ballet as part of The Premiere Collection.  Following the success of his previous visit, in 2023 he was thrilled to join the artistic team at Orlando Ballet as the Rehearsal Director, where he coaches and prepares the dancers for each new show and continues to choreograph.  Heath now is overjoyed to be passing his skill and love of the artform on to the next generation.