Heike Salzer is a performer and choreographer, screendance artist and researcher currently based at the University of Roehampton (UK). Her artistic practice is in Performance, Choreography and Screendance. Key themes include interdisciplinary collaboration and somatic embodied research methods, focusing on site-specific inquiry, emotional geography, Romanticism and Wanderlust.
Under the name of Salts she collaborates with international artists and her work has been invited by international festivals. In 2014, together with Ana Baer she founded WECreateProductions, developing screendances inspired by their travels to extreme landscapes. Since 2017 she is on the board of the International Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema.
Heike has had a varied career teaching in vocational and Higher Education. She has been a faculty member at the conservatoires Fontys Dance Academy, ArtEZ Dance Academy, Stedelijk Lyceum (NL) and The Icelandic Ballet School (IS). She set up and chaired the dance department at Teesside University (UK) from 2008-2017. As a visiting lecturer, she has been invited to teach and choreograph at international institutions such as Dancehallerne (DK), University of Malta (MT), Texas State University (US), Slippery Rock University (US), the Icelandic Dance Company (ICE) and Michoacán University of Saint Nicholas of Hidalgo (MEX).
Heike graduated as a certified Anna Herrmann Gymnastic teacher (D) trained at ArtEZ-Dance Academy (NL) and holds a MA Choreography from the University of Leeds (UK) / Fontys Dance Academy, (NL). She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded a PhD by completed work by the University of Roehampton (UK).