Director & Dance Manager: Laurel Kehoe
Artistic Director & Business Manager: Brent Kehoe


Patricia Wilson
(Ballet Mistress)

Adult Ballet 2 & Ballet 4 & 5

Patricia has been teaching dance for 20 years. She has been the Artistic Director and chief choreographer for fifteen Heartland Dance productions. She has also been a choreographer for Rogue Music Theatre. Patricia's kind spirit and encouraging classes inspire her dancers to reach their fullest potential. She is also the 2015 Discount Dance Supply Teacher of the Year.

Nancy Gordon

Adult Ballet 1

Nancy has a  BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz, as well as a Lifetime Teaching Credential. She went on to perform professionally in Los Angeles with the Ellen Segal Dance Company, and throughout the Northwest. When she moved to Grants Pass in 1977, she opened Heartland Dance Studio. Her creativity and dramatic flair are treasured by all of Heartland's students.

Anna Scott

Creative Movement, Ballet 1 & 3

Anna Scott began dancing at Heartland Dance eight years ago, and has been in love with ballet ever since. After two years of taking classes from Patricia and Nancy, Anna began helping out in classes as a demonstrator and then graduated to teaching her own classes. Anna has a special love for teaching young children because they are enthusiastic, genuine, and remind Anna that the main goal of ballet is to have fun.

When Anna is not dancing, she works as a full-time wedding and portrait photographer; she also enjoys spending time with her husband and their miniature poodle.

Sarah Shepard

Pre-Ballet & Pointe

Sarah has been taking ballet classes for 18 years and has danced in 17 of Heartland Dance Studio’s productions. Starting at Heartland when she was 4, she has enjoyed taking classes from a variety of teachers, academies, and colleges including Eugene Ballet Academy, Ballet Fantastique, Lane Community College, Stillpoint Dance Studio, and Portland Ballet. Now back in the Grants Pass community, Sarah is teaching young students the joy and discipline of ballet.



Brent Kehoe

Ballet 4 & 5, Ballet Partnering

Brent Kehoe has a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts. Brent has choreographed and performed for numerous local shows in Grants Pass. Brent is happy to be back teaching in the area.