Heidi Ann Hogan (Owner, Teacher, Artistic Director)
Miss Heidi is the owner and artistic director of Heidi Hogan's School of Dance in Leominster, MA. Heidi started dancing at the age of 10 at Gerry Burke's Dance Studio. She has studied under various dance professionals such as Edra Toth, Eleanor Thompson, Brenda Burratti, Blanche Waguespack, and Dan Daly. Upon graduation, she attended Mount Wachusett Community College for Early Childhood Education and Business. Heidi has been teaching since the age of 17. She has taught and choreographed for Theater at the Mount for both theatrical performances and summer programs. She taught and directed Gerry Burke's Dance Studio. When Gerry decided to close her studio in 1995 Heidi opened her own studio in Leominster, MA. She continues to further her dance education by taking master classes and teacher seminars. She lives in Westminster with her favorite fur baby Loki. Heidi's two sons Grey and Cade help with the annual performance, following in the footsteps of their late father, David Edward Hogan. A $500.00 scholarship was started in 2022 in honor of David's memory.
Kendall Charpentier (Teacher)
Kendall Charpentier danced with Miss Heidi from second grade until she went off to college. Miss Kendall is thrilled to work alongside Miss Heidi now. She attended Worcester State University where she was a member of the Dance Company and took classes from student choreographers, taught classes of her own choreography, participated in each semester's showcase, and took master classes from experienced dancers. Miss Kendall is a speech-language pathologist and enjoys teaching students both in school and at dance. She is passionate about healthy movement and enjoys taking online barre and musical theater classes.
Madison Collier (Teacher)
Madison (Maddie) Collier started dancing at Heidi Hogan’s School of Dance when she was four years old, and has not stopped since. She began assisting with dance classes when she was in middle school, and occasionally was a substitute teacher in high school. Growing up, her favorite styles to dance were lyrical and jazz. At the school now, Maddie teaches a variety of classes, but currently specializes in lyrical and hip hop. Maddie is attending Dean College in Franklin, MA where she is pursuing a Bachelors degree in Dance Pedagogy, and an Associates degree in Psychology. After Maddie gets her BA, she plans on pursuing her Masters degree in Dance and Movement Therapy. Maddie hopes to share her love of dance and self expression with all of her students.
Piper Levine (Teacher)
Piper Levine is an alumni of Heidi Hogans School of Dance. She danced with Miss Heidi for 15 years. Piper enjoyed taking all styles of dance offered at the studio, specifically lyrical classes. She was a substitute teacher for the dance season of 2021-2022. Piper taught all styles and all levels at the studio. Miss Pipers substitute teaching and choreography style was very well received by the students. Miss Heidi was so pleased with her performance, she is now a new faculty member. When she is not in the studio, Piper works full time as a mortgage processing coordinator. Miss Piper recently rescued a labrador/shepherd mix. She enjoys her special time with Willow, her new best friend.
Kenneth Johnson-Erikson (Substitue)
Kenneth Johnson-Erikson, know in the studio as "Mr. K.C." has been dancing at Heidi Hogans School of Dance since he was 4 years old. When K.C. first started dancing he was reserved. As his love of dance grew, so did his confidence. K.C. went on to study all dance forms and is able to strongly execute them all. In the 2021-2022 season, the studio opened an all boys hip hop class taught by Mr. K.C. The boys did a fabulous job and the class is now offered in our school's curriculum. K.C. is employed full time in the service industry. When not working and dancing, K.C. enjoys spending his time with family and friends.
Heidi Hogan's School of Dance, Copyright 2011