The Museum works with creative individuals and artist groups of all disciplines who are interested in collaboration with Museum staff and communities, open to developing new methods and works, and excited to use their media to shed light on new ways of seeing and understanding design, architecture, construction, and social/cultural built environment topics. With unprecedented and unlimited access to the Museum’s rich collection and cutting-edge exhibitions, residents develop and complete a new work anchored in teachable experiences.
Heather Sultz is a performer, choreographer, and educator. One of her earliest memories is an improvisational performance in front of the Milles fountains in downtown St. Louis around age three. She has performed with various dance companies around the country and abroad, and presents her own choreography through her company SultzDance. She now specializes in site-specific work, exploring architectural and environmental spaces through movement.
She is Director of Keyhole Residencies, an organization connecting communities to their environments through movement exploration, and has been invited to work with various organizations, including One Year Lease Theater Company, The American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education, Evergreen Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and the Frank Lloyd Wright site Fallingwater. In addition, her work as an actor has been seen at film festivals including Sundance and the Berlin Film Festival. In 2015 she was named Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Outstanding Alumna. A teacher of movement and the creative process, Heather holds an MFA in Dance from Ohio State University, and has taught at numerous universities and schools. She was founding Chair of the Department of Dance at Georgian Court University in New Jersey.
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