ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Heather vonReichbauer
Heather vonReichbauer is a choreographer, educator, and Artistic Director of Bones and Memory Dance. An avid reader, vonReichbauer is inspired by the written word and aims to weave literary and allegorical elements into a visual tapestry of movement and music, connecting the audience to the work on a physical and emotional level. vonReichbauer is drawn to the creepy and macabre aspects of the world creating work that is accessible, theatrical, and injected with a little humor. Formerly an Artist in Residence with Dance Source Houston, she recently created a new evening length work, “Madness, Memories, and Woe: A Fantastical Journey Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe” which premiered in 2018. vonReichbauer’s most recent work, “Pretty Pears in a Row,” delves into the fascinating alibi of alleged murderess Lizzie Borden and premiered at Mind the Gap in January.
Her work has been presented at Barnstorm Dance Fest, Mind the Gap, 254 Dance- Fest, Houston Fringe Festival, Houston Choreographers x6, American Dance Festival’s Acts to Follow, NC Dance Alliance’s Annual Event, and Greensboro Fringe Festival. She has an avid interest in theater and has choreographed over 14 musicals including Rent, Legally Blonde, The King and I, Little Shop of Horrors, and Oklahoma!
Heather is currently an adjunct dance faculty member at Houston Community College and previously taught at Rice University, Greensboro College, Catawba College, and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Heather holds an MFA in Choreography from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a BA in Dance from Coker College.
vonReichbauer was an inaugural graduating member of the 2017 Artist Inc -Houston program, a professional 8- week workshop for artists. She frequently collaborates with her husband multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, William vonReichbauer. She currently lives in Houston, TX with her husband and two very feisty cats.
all photos by Amy Smith