Heather Watts is a retired American prima ballerina and former principal dancer for the New York City Ballet.
Watts studied at the School of American Ballet with Stanley Williams, Andre Eglevsky and Aleksandra Danilova. At the invitation of George Balanchine, Watts joined the New York City Ballet in 1970, and became a soloist and then principal dancer in 1979.
Noted for her dramatic intensity and elevation, Watts premiered many roles during her tenure with NYCB
After retiring from the stage in 1995, Watts continued her career as a contributing editor for “Vanity Fair” and a ballet and dance history instructor at Harvard University.