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Hetty King

Hetty King is a native New Yorker. She has been a part of the NYC dance and performance world as a performer, choreographer, dance educator, writer, and scholar since she graduated from the H. S. of Performing Arts in 1982. Her work has been presented in NYC and across Canada. As a performer Hetty danced in the companies of numerous choreographers; Ralph Lemon and David Dorfman to name a few. Hetty has been working in dance education since 2000, as a teaching artist and a licensed NYS Dance Educator in both public and private schools. As a devoted student of the late somatic movement pioneer Nancy Topf, Hetty nurtured a deep love of the somatic arts as they relate to dance, embodiment, and the education of the whole child. She is under contract to publish the posthumous manuscript of Nancy Topf. Hetty is a student in the EdD Dance Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University where her research interests are in the intersection of somatic education and dance education in early childhood. Currently, she is a Kindergarten/Associate Teacher at Speyer Legacy School. King lives in Brooklyn with her husband a theatre technician at the Metropolitan Opera, their two adopted daughters, an international student from China, and their cat Clyde.

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