Boston Metro Dance Teacher for over 20 Years

Alice Heller Dance


Alice Heller has been dancing for most of her life. Her focus for 2021 is on Nia, early movement education and African dance. She has been working with children and adults for over 30 years. Starting with the classic dance genres, she moved into African dance in 1990 and studied seriously since then  performing and teaching.

Besides African-based dance and drumming, Alice's studies moved her to work with children in preschools and private class settings. She has taught jazz, creative movement, hip hop, improvisational dance and gymnastics and more recently internal martial arts and Nia. She earned her white belt Nia certificate in 2011 , Blue Belt August 2013 and Brown Belt August 2017.

Nia classes integrate dance, martial arts and the healing arts including yoga. Alice brings all modalities to her class making them unique and moving - internally as well as externally.

Teaching in the Metro Boston area,  Alice shares her passion for connecting body/mind through classes, workshops and drum/dance circles. In addition to teaching adults, she still regularly offers music and movement classes to young children,  African dance to teens and adults, as well as weekly Nia and African dance classes in the Boston/Concord area with workshops as well as private sessions.

A passionate student, performer, Instructor and choreographer of West African dance for 25 years. Alice has been a member of various dance groups in Boston including Aconcone, directed by Ibrahim Camara and Under the Sun Dance and Drum led by Fatou Carol Sylla. Alice also dances with her own troupe Teriya that was formed in 2000 and performed for many events especially the Build a School in West Africa benefit concerts. Other influences come from teachers in the Boston and New England area including Boston teachers: Seydou Coulibaly, Fatou N’Daiye, Pape N'Daiye and Joh Camara, as well as Guinea’s Youssouf Koumbassa.

Alice enjoys sharing and igniting the passion of others for African dance and culture through classes, workshops and drum/dance circles throughout Massachusetts. She now lives in Western Ma. and hoping to open up her own studio!

2016 article published in the Lincoln Journal, click on this link to read.


Teacher of African dance, Nia and Children's classes in the Boston Metro area for over 25 years.

Classes include body isolations, dance steps, choreography and songs. Experience a great workout in a spirited and supportive environment.


Alice Heller Dance
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Lincoln Wicked Local – Lincoln's Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an African dance program

BostonVoyager / Local Stories – Meet Alice Heller of Alicehellerdance in Cambridge


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