Heather Davies was born on the prairies in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in Toronto, Ontario. She’s trained as a dancer, singer, actor and musician and has worked professionally since her teens. Heather moved to the UK to continue her actor training; she lived and worked in theatre there for 18 years. Since 2003 she’s focused on directing theatre, opera and adaptation, making the transition from performing to directing by working at the Royal Shakespeare Company for almost three years. She returned to Canada in 2007 to attend the MFA-Theatre program at York University, graduating in April 2009. From September 2009 to February 2011 she was the Artistic Associate at The Grand Theatre in London Ontario. Recent highlights include adapting and directing A Christmas Carol at Theatre North West in British Columbia as well as a workshop reading of her adaptation, Night Desk, of the original novel by Canadian theatre pioneer, George Ryga.
In addition to her MFA in Theatre from York University, Heather has her BFA-Theatre from Ryerson University and Masters-level classical acting training from The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, (London, UK).