Heidi Klecak (Director and Founder) is a professional dancer, dance teacher, theatre artist and choreographer. A graduate of the University of Connecticut and the Hartford Conservatory, she has held teaching positions at Saint Joseph College, Eastern Connecticut State University, the Hartford Conservatory, and the Marjorie Serafin School of Dance, among others. Heidi has also earned many credits towards a Masters degree in Dance and Movement Studies at Wesleyan University. She served as resident choreographer at the Hartford Children’s Theatre for 5 years. Heidi currently dances professionally with the Judy Dworin Performance Project. Previously, she performed with Jazz Dance Theatre, Annex Dance Company, and the Sonia Plumb Dance Company. Heidi is the founder and director of Stafford Academy of Dance in Stafford, CT.
Haley Zdebski (Assistant Director) is a Connecticut native who graduated with her BFA in dance, from SUNY The College at Brockport in 2014. During this time Haley had the privilege of working with Bill Evans Dance Company, former Trisha Brown Company dancer, Mariah Maloney and former Merce Cunningham dancer, Andrea Weber. Haley is currently a teaching artist for “Moving Matters” and “Bridging Boundaries” programs through Judy Dworin Performance Project’s. Haley is also a Certified Evans Teacher! She also teaches dance at The Ethel Walker School, Connecticut Concert Ballet, and Stafford Academy of Dance. She previously taught at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, Brockport School of Dance, and New England Dance Conservatory. Haley formerly performed with DancEnlight and The Legible Bodies. She has been performing with Judy Dworin Performance Projects since 2014. Haley also has been showcasing her own work around the Northeast inlcuding at the 5x5 Dance Festival at the University of Saint Joseph, Brockport Alumni Showcase at Dixons Place and Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, NY, Somatic Dance Festival at Hobart and William Smith College, Immix Dance Projects Spring Show and at the Charter Oak Cultural Center.