Heather Garbrandt started her ballet training at the New Jersey School of Ballet. She then moved to New York City to train with the Joffrey Ballet School and trained with a full scholarship with New York Theater Ballet. Mrs. Garbrandt has performed professionally with Ballet for Young Audiences and the Staten Island Ballet, dancing lead roles such as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty and Clara in the Nutcracker. Mrs. Garbrandt has been teaching ballet and elementary dance for almost 20 years throughout New York and Long Island including renowned schools such as STEPS on Broadway, Ballet Academy East and Eglevsky Ballet. In 2008 she assisted in the opening of the Long Island City School of Ballet where she helped build a thriving ballet program for hundreds of young dancers and in 2018 became the assistant director. During this time Mrs. Garbrandt began studying with the Dance Educators Laboratory and increased her focus in early childhood dance. Mrs. Garbrandt is currently a loving mother of 3 daughters and is pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education. She looks forward to many seasons with the Dance Perfection dancers!