Heather Mignon grew up in the Bay Area in California, where she discovered her passion for the performing arts. She is a classically trained dancer, notably in modern and ballet. Before reaching the age of 16, Heather had trained in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Boston. After completing a summer program with Boston Ballet School, she was invited to attend the school full-time. In a tough decision, she decided to stay in the Bay Area where she performed principal roles at her local ballet school.
After graduating high school, Heather attended University of California at Santa Barbara where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and was honored with the Tonia Shimin Excellence Award in Dance. During her senior year, she traveled to the Czech Republic and Italy to perform with UCSB's Dance Company.
Although Heather's background has largely focused on dance, she also immersed herself into theater and improvisation classes while at UCSB. It is here where she discovered her new love for acting.
For two years Heather studied acting at the Beverly Hill Playhouse in San Francisco. She performed in a theater production of "Talk Radio" (directed by Rob Zimmerman), and also saw two of her films, "Fortune Telling" (directed by Vijay Rajan) and "Canteen" (directed by Stephen Nguyen) become a success at 2015's Cinequest film festival. One of her latest projects "Do Us Part" (directed by Richard Valencia), is traveling in film festivals and has won Best Director and Best Cinematography. At the Bright Ideas Film Festival Heather was nominated Best Actress for her role in "Do Us Part". Her latest feature film, "Lasso" (directed by Evan Cecil) is set to premiere in 2018.
NYLO Model & Talent (SF)
Element Talent (LA)
RSA Management (LA)
• Patricia Sparrow Award
• Tonia Shimin Award
• (Nomination) Best Performance, Bright Ideas Film Festival 2016