Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Heidi DyerHeidi Dyer

Heidi Dyer is a performer, choreographer and teacher based in Portland, Oregon. For more than a decade she has worked with independent artists throughout the United States and Mexico to create and perform in projects investigating the intersection of life, performance, and environment. She holds a BA in Dance with a concentration in Education from Columbia College Chicago, an MFA in Dance from The University of Oregon, and is a Certified Yoga Therapy Teacher registered with The Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level. Of special interest to her are improvisation and the creation and performance of site-specific work. This led her to recently collaborate with Patrick Tangredi and Dan Hays of the Theatre program in the creation and production of a new play, “Merge” debuting November 2012.

Valerie LimbrunnerValerie Limbrunner
A native of Newport, Oregon, Valerie studied at Newport School of Dance, the HARID Conservatory and also attended summer programs at OBT, Eugene Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Hartford Ballet. Valerie was a company member at OBT from 2001 - 2007. Prior to joining OBT, she performed with the Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet and Hartford Ballet, where she was a recipient of the Directors Award. She has danced as a guest artist with the National Opera Ballet de Bordeaux in France and teaches ballet, flamenco and choreography at summer programs in Newport and McMinnville, Oregon and Sitka, Alaska.