Heath Gill

Heath Gill

Originally from a small town in Southern Illinois, Heath spent much of his performance career at Atlanta Ballet. In his tenure with the organization, 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, Alex 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”.

While still performing for Atlanta Ballet, Heath had opportunities to step into leadership roles by assisting in restaging ballets and creating his first choreographic works 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 the company, Gill served on the board of directors and as the company’s Production Director and Resident Choreographer.  In his time at Terminus, he choreographed many full evening dance works.  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 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.  In his new role, Heath brings with him his wide net of knowledge on movement including ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, gymnastics, musical theater, and martial arts, as well as a background in music, experience in production design, and a deep understanding of the needs of a non-profit organization.  Heath has a sincere love for coaching and is thrilled to be passing his skill and love of the art form on to the next generation.