Heidi Spesard-Noble

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Heidi Spesard Noble began her professional career with Minnesota Dance Theater under the direction of Loyce Houlton. She performed classical and contemporary ballets by George Balanchine, Petipa, Eugene Loring, Frederick Ashton and as a soloist in Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy. She also appeared in Loyce’s film, Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Her professional career continued at Kansas City Ballet and subsequently, Chanhassen Dinner Theater, where she appeared in more than 15 musicals, including 42nd Street, Phantom, Oklahoma!, Crazy for You and My Fair Lady. Her most recent performances include The Merry Widow, La traviata with Minnesota Opera and Nutcracker Not so Suite and Cinderella with the Ballet of the Dolls.

Heidi’s choreography credits include Brigadoon and Big Bang (CDT), Nabucco,  La traviata, Carmen, Orazi e Curiazi, Wuthering Heights, Lakmé and Carmen with the Minnesota Opera, and she was assistant choreographer for the world premiere of The Grapes of Wrath with the Minnesota Opera, the Utah Opera and Pittsburgh Opera. She recently choreographed Manon Lescaut with the Minnesota Opera. She also recently directed 123 Imagine for Sesame Street Live and Noye's Fludde and Down in the Valley for Project Opera, returning in January 2014 for Griffelkin. Most recently she created choreography for Big Fish at Saint Olaf College and will be soon be working on Crazy For You this summer.

Heidi has taught and choreographed for numerous colleges and schools throughout the Twin Cities. She is currently a choreographer at Breck School and a faculty member at Minnesota Opera's Project Opera Summer Camp. Current engagements include Big Fish and Crazy for You at Saint Olaf College.