John Heginbotham

Founding teacher

Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, John Heginbotham graduated from The Juilliard School in 1993, and was a member of Mark Morris Dance Group from 1998-2012. In 2011 he founded Dance Heginbotham (DH), which has been presented by institutions including Baryshnikov Arts Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, and The Joyce Theater, among others. In 2016, DH toured to Indonesia, Laos, and the Philippines with DanceMotion USA, a cultural diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State, produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. John’s recent independent projects include choreographing Daniel Fish’s Oklahoma! at Bard Summerscape (2015); Angels’ Share, a new ballet for Atlanta Ballet (2014); Isaac Mizrahi’s The Magic Flute at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (2014), and Peter and the Wolf for the Guggenheim Works and Process Series (2013). John is currently a Fellow at the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts, and is the recipient of the 2014 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award and two Jerome Robbins Foundation New Essential Works (NEW) Fellowships (2010 and 2012). He is the Director of the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble, and is a founding teacher of Dance for PD®, a program of the Mark Morris Dance. More at