Atlanta-based dancer and choreographer Heath Gill, who co-founded the Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, has shared that he will retire from the company to join Orlando Ballet.

Gill will take the role of Guest Ballet Master and Choreographer starting in January 2023, when he will work to help stage Moulin Rouge The Ballet in February 2023.

John Welker, Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre Director said via a prepared statement that, “I’m truly thrilled for Heath. Obviously, there’s a bittersweet element in that Heath is irreplaceable and he will be missed.  As a co-founder of Terminus he’s part of our DNA, which is why we’re exploring ways to keep his voice present in our repertoire moving forward.” 

The following bio was taken from a press release issued earlier this week.

Gill began training and performing at the age of three. While his primary focus through most of his artistic career has been in many styles of dance, his performance experience also includes playing trumpet, piano, musical theatre, and film. Straight out of high school, he began a distinguished career with Atlanta Ballet performing their varied classical ballet and contemporary repertoire. Over his 10 years there, he performed in works by renowned choreographers such as John McFall, Jorden Morris, Christopher Wheeldon, James Kudelka, Twyla Tharp, David Bintley, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Jorma Elo, Val Caniparoli, Helen Pickett, Liam Scarlett, Jiri Kylian, Alex Eckman, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Michael Pink, and Ohad Naharin. A few of his critically acclaimed roles include Mercutio in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette, 1st Seminarian in David Bintley’s Carmina Burana, Kilroy in Helen Pickett’s Camino Real, and the Improv Soloist in Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16. Gill has been recognized for his dancing as one of ArtsATL’s “30 under 30” and Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”. Through his many created works for Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi and as Resident Choreographer for Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, he has also become a prominent choreographer in Atlanta.  Notable works for TMBT include LORE, Horizons, In the Fallout, and Marley Was Dead, To Begin With (recognized by ArtsATL as Atlanta’s Best Dance Production of 2020). Behind the scenes, Gill served as TMBT’s Production Director helping facilitate the bringing to life of each new Terminus performance or idea.  Daily, Heath continues cultivating his athleticism, artistry, curiosity, and choreographic voice.

Longtime Artistic Director, Robert Hill, left Orlando Ballet in August 2021. More on that HERE.

Brendan O'Connor

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