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Heidi Rustgaard



Area of Work



Since 1999, Heidi has co directed H2DANCE with Hanna Gillgren and created work as a choreographer and designer and performer of their productions working between UK, Norway and Sweden. Their work sits in between performance and dance and can be characterized as interdisciplinary, often taking a humorous approach to serious subject matters. H2DANCE is currently touring their intergenerational project STAGING AGES, their Place Prize for Dance piece DUET - audience vote winner and their acclaimed choir work SAY SOMETHING.

Qualifications / Educational Background

Heidi came to London to study dance at The London Studio Centre in 1992.

Heidi has taken up residency at Riksteatern and Dans i Värmland in Sweden, DansiT, Union Scene, Scenerommet and SEANSE in Norway, South East Dance, Pavilion Dance and Dance East, The Place in the UK, NES artist residency, Iceland, Devir CAPa, (Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve) Portugal, Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan and Gaara Dance Foundation in Kenya.

She has delivered commissions for The Place, The Victoria & Albert and Natural History Museums in London and choreographed for students at London Contemporary Dance School, The National Centre for Circus Arts, London Metropolitan University, Dartington College of Arts, London Studio Centre and Manchester Metropolitan University.

As a performer Heidi has worked for companies like Duckie, Clod Ensemble and seven sisters group.

Teaching Experience

Heidi teaches regularly in both the UK and in Scandinavia at institutions such as The Place, London Studio Centre, London Contemporary Dance School, Independent Dance, Greenwich Dance Agency and The National Centre for Circus Arts and in Norway at Norwegian College of Dance and PRODA.


In October 2004 Heidi won the Shrinking Cities competition (German Federal Cultural Foundation and Archplus) in Germany with the project Cow – the udder way in collaboration with Ulrike Steven (artist/architect) Gareth Morris (architect) Susanne Thomas (choreographer) Eike Sindlinger (architect) and Paul Cotter (film maker).