Heidi Nicole Stoeckley is a former professional dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, where she performed such roles as The Chorus in Cave of the Heart, The Pioneering Woman in Appalachian Spring, The Woman in White in Diversion of Angels, and Lamentation. Heidi studied under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy at The Juilliard School, where she received her BFA in Dance with academic honors in 2001 and was awarded the Martha Hill Prize, the highest honor given to a dance graduate. Prior to her training at The Juilliard School, Stoeckley received her highschool diploma from The Virginia School of the Arts, where she was awarded the Van Lewis Award for Excellence and the Coca-Cola Scholarship for Academic and Artistic Merit.
Stoeckley is featured in the DVD "For Dancers: The Alexander Technique" with Jane Kosminsky and the PBS Television production "American Masters on Juilliard". In 2008, Christine Dakin, former Artistic Director of the Martha Graham Dance Company, featured Stoeckley in a documentary film on the Martha Graham dance technique entitled "La Voz Del Cuerpo/ The Body Speaks". In 2007, John Deane and Nan Deane Cano published Stoeckley’s dance portrait and essays in their photography album "Acts of Light: Martha Graham of the 21st Century". She was included in VOGUE Magazine’s “Top 50 Best Dressed Women of 2004” and has had numerous dance reviews in such prestigious periodicals as The New York Times and Dance Magazine.
In 2008 through 2010, Stoeckley founded Rumah Tari/Plastic Projects in Bali, Indonesia, a dance collaborative that produced works inclusive of traditional Indonesian dance and western dance forms. In 2010, she became Professor of Modern Dance and Choreography at Singapore's School of the Arts (SOTA). While in Singapore, Stoeckley co-founded MonkeyFist Arts with contemporary composer Dirk Johan Stromberg and sculptor John Stewart Jackson, continuing to create and perform works under its new name PIE.
In addition to her dance credentials, Stoeckley holds an MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University in New York City, and a Certification in Mediation and Conflict Resolution. She currently resides in the United States as a professional dance artist. Stoeckley and her partner recently celebrated the birth of their first child, Maya Nicole, in December of 2012.
Artistic Direction, Choreography, Dance Performance, Arts Management, Dance Instruction