Ms. Christy Heaton is a choreographer, dance and yoga instructor in the Tampa Bay area. She is currently choreographing the musical Seussical for the Spotlight Theatre and has formerly choreographed A Christmas Story, Tuck Everlasting and Beauty and the Beast. She has choreographed and staged many ballets including The Twelve Dancing Princesses, the Nutcracker, Les Sylphides and excerpts from Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.
She has recently relocated from Las Vegas, where highlights of her diverse performing career include being a Showgirl in Jubilee! on the world famous Las Vegas Strip and a singer/dancer with Legends in Concert. Previous to her time in the desert, Christy performed in several ballet and modern companies across the country, some of which include the Sacramento Ballet, San Jose Dance Theatre, LA Chamber Ballet, James Sewell Ballet and Minnesota Dance Theatre.
She also danced and toured internationally with Labayan Dance in San Francisco and Ricardo Peralta Danza Performa in Mexico. During her off seasons from dance company work, she enjoyed performing in musicals, such as Chicago and South Pacific, and operettas such as The Merry Widow, The Ancient Mariner and The Desert Song. Since transitioning from performing to teaching, she has trained to become a certified yoga instructor. She loves teaching yoga to seniors in Sun City and enjoying the beautiful nature Florida has to offer.