Heather Cooper, dance artist and dance educator, is Co-Artistic Director of Reach BC Dance Company.  Ms. Cooper serves as both the Associate Director of The School of Music and Dance and Dance Coordinator at San Jose State University.  There, she teaches contemporary and ballet technique and choreographs for the University Dance Theater. She is also on faculty with Mark Foehringer’s Conservatory for Contemporary Dance Arts.  Ms. Cooper was a founding member of sjDANCEco and contributed annually as a choreographer from 2003-2015. With the company, she performed original works as well masterworks by José Limón, including The Moor’s Pavane, Missa Brevis, There is a Time, The Waldstein, The Winged, and A Suite from Mazurkas. In addition to working with MFDP/SF, Ms. Cooper is currently performing with Holly Johnston/Ledges and Bones.  Ms. Cooper holds a BA in Dance from UC Santa Barbara and a MA in Dance from Cal State Long Beach. This is Heather’s 6th season with MFDP|SF.