Previously a homecoming queen at Desert Mountain High School and a star on the hit television show Glee, Heather Morris keeps putting her best foot forward—this time with a new podcast.
Millions of television viewers fell for Heather Morris as she sang and danced her way through all six seasons of Glee (starring as ditzy cheerleader Brittany Pierce), and we swooned over her Women’s Health, Seventeen and Fitness magazine covers. Now we can follow our favorite “Cherrio” on The Dance Room, which she launched on PodcastOne in July. “I researched all the podcasts on dance I could find. None of them reached a broader spectrum,” she explains. “We have so much content on our TVs and social media, and nobody is discussing this stuff and giving a second opinion.”
Broadcasting every Thursday, Morris and dancer/choreographer/co-host Ava Bernstein cover popular shows like Dance Moms, World of Dance and Dancing With the Stars while chatting with choreographers and performers on topics ranging from Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer blasting Prince George for taking ballet classes to guests, including transgender choreographer James Alsop.
Growing up in Scottsdale, Morris began dancing at 9 years old, and her first big break came when she was asked to be a backup dancer for The Beyoncé Experience world tour in 2007. Yet her most dedicated fans were (and still are) here. “My oldest sister, April, is still in Scottsdale and my mom, as well. They’re, like, a mile away from each other,” she explains by phone from her current home in Los Angeles. Now married to a fellow Desert Mountain High School grad and the mother of two little boys, Morris says she loves returning to The Grand Canyon State: “It’s nice to go home for the holidays. Arizona at Christmastime has a special place in my heart. When it’s not 110 degrees, I love to go back.” And she already has a wish in place for Santa: “I have written a dance script [for an indie film]. I’m so excited to get it out there and in the hands of somebody who can make it magical. I would be producing that.”
Photography by: Photography by Jose Cervantes