Artistic and Education Director/Company C Manager
Heather Burns brings a career as an established freelance musician, performing artist, teacher and music director to the CCPA. Heather has done extensive work as a musician, arranger, writer & music director in the theatre industry working with companies such as Kaleidoscope Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, The Belfry Theatre, Victoria Operatic Society, and Chemainus Theatre Festival.
Heather holds a Masters in Music, studying and working in LA, Washington, New York, and at the Banff Centre of Performing Arts. She performs regularly with her quartet and swing/show band “Dock Side Drive”. She has released 3 CD’s, “Child’s Play” (2005) and “Road Back Home” (2008), and “As Long As I’m Singing” (2016) with “Dock Side Drive”. Her performing career has taken her through Europe, USA & Canada, but she also loves to be at home with family & friends enjoying the simple pleasures of life; a view of the water with a cup of coffee, a good conversation and the relationships that make life rich and inspire great music.