New Happendance figure touts ‘academic’ approach, Sparrow initiative

Oct 11, 2016

The Happendance School in Lansing has a newly named director. We meet Heather Vaughan-Southard to find out what challenges she anticipates tackling with the mid-Michigan dance troupe in the years ahead.


Lansing’s Happendance School has new leadership. Heather Vaughn-Southard’s first day in her new role was last week.

In her career, she has performed as a dancer and has been an educator, choreographer and written about dance.

Current State talks with Heather Vaughn-Southard about the school and about her plans for it.