Heather Mirto

 

Heather Mirto, the entrepreneurial force behind Miss Heatherís School of Dance, brings over 32 years of both amateur and professional dance experience.  She began a major part of her career right here in Delaware. Heatherís accomplishments include coaching and touring with cheerleading and dance teams in various states including Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Maryland, Nevada, Florida and Texas, performing at the at the half time show at the 1996 Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas and was a part of a benefit show for the New York City firefighters and police officers after 9/11.  Heatherís professional achievements include a two-year career as choreographer and dance team member with the Philadelphia Kixx Soccer Team and the Atlantic City Seagull's Basketball Team (members of the USBL).  Heather has won numerous dance awards, but has an outstanding background in choreography as well. She has done shows such as Flute of the Sun, Baby and You Aint Nothing But A Werewolf, Bye Bye Birdie, Wonderland, Pirates, Flappers, Donít Say No To The USO and Snow Whites Rockin Tale at the Everett Theatre in Middletown and Nifty Fiftys for a local school production as well as Babe The Sheep Pig and Chicago. 

  

Miss Heatherís School of Dance had another remarkable season. The studio, in its tenth full year, has enjoyed nine very successful recitals as the talented students and outstanding teachers performed in A Broadway Review, Grease, Television Tunes, Mary Poppins, Movie Marathon ,  Shrek, Miss Heatherís School of Dance Has Talent, The Wizard of Oz and Dancing Down the Road of Rock and Roll.  In addition, the studio won an Outstanding Choreography Award at their most recent competition.  Heather is very proud of her staff and students and the fact of celabrting the studioís 10th year!  As Miss Heatherís offers something for everyone, registration continues to grow and we had a great sixth season at our location in Smyrna!

 

Heather enjoys spending time with her two children, Tony and Angelina.  She is also active in the community by working with the Talent Development Program as a business partner in the Appoquinimink School District.  She enjoys it so much that she has become a part of their substitute teaching staff in the district as well.  And she is working on finishing her teaching degree at Wilmington University.  She also worked with the Special Needs Program at Delcastle High School for four years.  Heather has always enjoyed working in the community and has coached and taught for local groups including Capital Trail Cheerleaders, Cheerleaders of Delaware, Newark Flag Football League, New Castle Parks and Recreation and the Christiana School District.  Heather has twelve years of banking experience, with five of those years holding an officer position as a project manager, as well as two years of experience in the entertainment business.  Heather is certified in tap, ballet, tumbling and jazz through Dance Masters of America.  She also completed the certified and accredited Broadway Dance Center Teacher Workshop in New York City as well as Dance Teacher Magazines Teacher Workshop.  Miss Heather has attended the Dance Teacher Magazineís Dance Teacher workshop in NYC for several summers now and also continues to take dance class at Broadway Dance Center in New York City to continue her dance education.

 

With her extensive background and vast accomplishments, Heatherís first love has always been teaching.  She inspires her students and motivates her staff to be passionate