Heather Beal (Director/Choreographer) received her B.A. in dance from Columbia College Chicago and her MFA in Dance from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a certified Dunham Technique Instructor. She has toured around the United States and France teaching and performing Dunham Technique. She has performed in many productions at The Black Rep and several productions at the St. Louis MUNY. She has choreographed Dontrell, Who Kissed The Sea (Nebraska Rep) Feeding Beatrice (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), First Date (University of Southern Indiana), Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Me Nobody Knows, Rivers of Women, Le Freak C’est Chic, Purlie, and Dreamgirls (The Black Rep). She is best known for her work #triggerwarning and Black AF, a dance critique of police brutality against Black folx in America.