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Skidmore College
Dance Department
Hettie Barnhill

Hettie Barnhill


Office: Sports Center 230
Telephone: 518-580-5382

Hettie is a Filmmaker, Broadway actress, Director, Choreographer, and the founder of ‘Create A Space NOW’ an interactive social platform that uses performing arts and multimedia to further discussion around #blacklivesmatter and the recent events and race relations in America. Nominated for a 2017 New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Choreography, Hettie has performed nationally and internationally and on Broadway in the production's “Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark”, Tony Award-winning “FELA!" (original cast), and the Tony award-nominated “Leap Of Faith” (original cast). In 2014 Hettie, opened  ‘Movement & Characters’, a school dedicated to providing industry-level, professional classes in the performing arts for students of all ages, levels, and financial backgrounds, operating in Greater New York & New York City.  

Hettie graduated from Columbia College in Chicago, IL and currently is completing her Master of Fine Arts, in Interdisciplinary Studies-Performance Creation at GODDARD College. Offstage, Hettie has taught at several colleges and universities and continues to use her art as therapy for people in need, receiving awards for her outreach and service in communities including The NAACP's "Top 21 Leaders 40 & Under Award" In The Fields Of Arts & Culture, Twice Honored As A "Rising Star" By The Young & Powerful For Obama Group, The Shirley Chisholm "Women Of Excellence". Since 2006, Hettie has worked with A Long Walk Home Inc. a nonprofit organization that uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to document, educate and bring about social change for survivors of rape and violence.