Colin Heininger is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher based in New York City. He is currently a dancer and the company coordinator for Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. Originally from Hollidaysburg, PA, Colin graduated as an Honors Scholar with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he was named the Valedictorian of the School of Dance and received a full tuition scholarship. In the past couple of years, Colin has set work on Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and the Youth Ensemble at Peridance, was commissioned to create a new work in New Hampshire for the Lila Dance Festival, curated a free performance featuring himself and three other choreographers, and is currently working on a new work which will premiere at the Brick Theater in August 2023. As a dancer they have performed works by Sharon Eyal, Ohad Naharin, johannes wieland, Robert Battle, Netta Yerushalmy, Andrea Miller, Helen Simoneau, Beth Gill, Sidra Bell, Norbert de la Cruz III, Adam Barruch, Yue Yin, Yoshito Sakuraba, Alice Klock, Jae Man Joo, Tommie Waheed-Evans, and Igal Perry. In addition, Colin attended the Jacob's Pillow Contemporary program and Springboard Danse Montreal. Outside of the company, Colin performs freelance, teaches on faculty at the School of Peridance, and is also a professional math tutor.