Heidi Keller Phillips

Mat Pilates Burn Teacher

Heidi Keller Phillips has been studying, teaching, creating and performing movement-based arts her entire life. She currently teaches pilates, barre and yoga classes using her extensive movement and dance training, combined with her intricate knowledge of the body. Heidi was a 2017-2018 Creative Renewal Fellow at the Arts Council of Indianapolis. In 2018 she developed the Move Your Brain program which intersects her 30 years of experience in movement and mindfulness with new developments in applied neuroscience in education and social emotional learning. She served as the Executive Artistic Director for Motus Dance, now Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective, from 2009-2017. Heidi was a founding artist of the company and prior to becoming director she held the position of Assistant Artistic Director and Core Artist. Under her leadership, Motus became a resident artist company at the Basile Opera Center and was instrumental in keeping meaningful dance making and performance opportunities available to Indianapolis artists and residents, as well as bringing Indianapolis based works to other regions. She has performed and collaborated with other Indianapolis based companies such as No Exit, Susurrus, Project In Motion, and Theater of Inclusion. Heidi studied dance at Boston Ballet School, Butler University and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, and has choreographed and is a certified Massage Therapist, The Muscular Therapy Institute. She was born and raised on a steady diet of dance in the Boston area, dancing roles for Boston Ballet and Nicola Hawkins Dance Company.