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.

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.


Brent Kehoe
Executive Director

Guest instructor
Curriculum Director
Ballet Partnering

In 2013 he received his BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts, in Seattle WA. While in Seattle, Brent had the opportunity to perform in a Merce Cunningham MinEvent, which performed at the Paramount Theaters, Seattle Arts Museum, ACT Theater. He also performed Ohad Naharin’s Echad Mi Yodea for an exclusive Gala event held at the Sharaton hotel. In 2014 Brent had the honor of premiering a new work for Michelle Miller's company, Catapult Dance Troupe, which performed at Velocity Dance Center, and Broadway Performance Hall. Brent’s performed in 18 Nutcrackers, and feels blessed to have worked with such amazing companies as Bainbridge Ballet, Vashon Island’s Blue Heron Ballet, Dance Fremont, Stillpoint Dance Studio, and Heartland Dance Studio. Brent has been the Artistic Director for the Heartland’s Annual Dance Recitals

Anna Scott

Creative Movement, Ballet 1 & 3

Anna Scott began dancing at Heartland Dance in 2004, 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


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.


Dance Manager: Laurel Kehoe
Executive Director: Brent Kehoe