Heather Roffe(M.F.A.) joined the faculty of the Nazareth College Theatre Arts Department in 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Dance, and became the Dance Program Director in 2014. Previous to that, was on the Dance faculty at SUNY College at Brockport, Wells College, SUNY Potsdam, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and at St. John Fisher College. Roffe’s choreography has been presented in various venues across the country and internationally (including the Cayman Islands, Bahamas, UK, AZ, CA, IL, MA, MN, NY, NJ, PA), and has been commissioned by both professional companies and dance programs throughout the US. Roffe has performed nationally and internationally with Garth Fagan Dance Company, FuturPointe Dance, in her own work, with Bill Evans Dance Company, and Assemblage Dance at such notable venues as Jacob’s Pillow, NY LiveArts, Ailey Center, DUMBO, 92nd St. Y, and Curve Theatre (UK).
“One of the most dramatic and exciting dancers in our region,” (Democrat and Chronicle)
“entertaining…but with a cutting edge…a sharp one,” (Carlsen, City Newspaper, 2012)
“playful and witty…with…a refined sensibility… Roffe used her dancers' bodies in ways that seemed new and fresh, yet it was still accessible and, at times, even poignant. An amazing talent….” (Rezsnyak, City Newspaper, 2013)
“Her choreography is fascinating to behold, shifting from style to style. The movements are sometimes so different that it seems impossible that they spring from the same mind.” (Rezsnyak, City Newspaper, 2014)
Documentary from Rochester International Fringe Festival 2012, featuring Heather Roffe, Dance