“In and Out of Africa”

This episode of the Tell Us Something podcast was recorded in front of a live audience on March 20th, 2018, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story on the theme “Right Place, Right Time”.

In and Out of Africa

After years of imagining the life and rhythm of Africa, Heather Adams visits Malawi in Southeast Africa. The moment she steps off the plane she’s vibrating on a higher frequency and her visit provides her more opportunity than she could ever have imagined.

Heather Adams early dance years were spent dancing professionally in Arizona and Philadelphia.  After graduating the University of the Arts in Philly and training in NYC for a spell, a 6 month visit to Missoula turned into a two decade adventure.   Jobs at a newspaper, a restaurant, an art gallery, a university, a children’s theatre and a software company inspired her to found the Downtown Dance Collective in 2007. She still spends a considerable amount doing many other jobs, but now they are all about the arts and building a vibrant community.