Heath Gill

Heath Gill

Originally from a small town in Southern Illinois, Heath spent much of his performance career with Atlanta Ballet.  He quickly rose to performing featured and principal roles in Atlanta Ballet’s widely varied repertoire that included 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, Alexander Eckman, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Michael Pink, and Ohad Naharin. Heath received critical acclaim for his performances and was recognized as one of ArtsATL’s “30 under 30” and Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”.

Throughout his performance career, Heath had opportunities to step into leadership roles as a stager and choreographer.  His early choreographic works were created for Atlanta Ballet’s summer company Wabi Sabi, where he also helped produce the performances in a production manager role.  In 2017 Heath 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 for TMBT, Gill served on the Board of Directors and as the company’s Production Director and Resident Choreographer.  In his time at Terminus, he created many full evening dance works and his 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.  Following the success of his previous visit, Heath was thrilled to join the artistic team at Orlando Ballet as the Rehearsal Director.  In his new role, Heath brings with him his wide net of knowledge of movement styles as well as a background in music, experience in production design, and a deep understanding of the needs of a non-profit organization.  He has also continued to create works for Orlando Ballet including The Next Big Thing and Memento.  Heath has a sincere love for coaching and is thrilled to be passing his skill and love of the artform on to the next generation.