Heidi Hilton (Bates)

Director/Pride Dancers

Manhattan Studio

Heidi Hilton is the director of Bates Dance Studios (Manhattan location), as well as the director of Bates Pride Dancers and Bates Gems Dancers. She is an accomplished choreographer, performer, and judge.

She has trained at Kansas State University, the Broadway Dance Center in NYC, the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, and Hubbard Street in Chicago. She auditioned and made the dance intensive- the Broadway Theatre Project directed by Ann Reinking ("Annie" the movie, Tony-award winner for "Chicago" on Broadway, "All That Jazz" movie). She has performed on the National Tour of "The Music Man", on board Holland America Cruiselines, and at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

She was on faculty with the national dance convention, Dance Olympus, and has judged for such dance competitions as Cathy Roe's Ultimate Dance Competitions, DanceAmerica, Headliners, Dancer Competitions, and Nebraska State Cheer and Dance.

She has been on faculty at Kansas State University as an advanced jazz and tap instructor, and is in demand as a guest artist for many studios across the U.S. She has a huge passion for dance and for teaching dance to all ages and levels.