Heidi Duckler is the Artistic Director and founder of Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre. Since its inception in 1985, she has choreographed more than 60 original dance works at unique sites in Hong Kong, New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Portland, Oregon and throughout Southern California including the Lincoln Heights Jail, the Los Angeles River, the Subway Terminal Building, the Herald Examiner Building, the former Ambassador Hotel and the L.A. Police Academy. Called “the reigning queen of site-specific performance” by the L.A. Times, her work has been commissioned by Miami Light, Grand Performances, REDCAT, Aben Dans in Denmark, Brookfield Properties, and the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, among others. She earned a BS in Dance from the University of Oregon and an MA in Choreography from UCLA. Ms. Duckler was recently invited to be a part of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission's Arts Leadership Initiative and the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Cultural Master Plan Advisory Committee.