(Cert IV Performing Arts) - Jazz and Modern
Miss Hayden has been teaching at DPA for a span of 10 years, a place she considers to be “a big part of her heart.” Growing up herself dancing at Dynamite PA, Miss Hayden has danced all over the world throughout her career. After studying at Brent Street to gain her Cert IV in performing arts, she was offered a contract to dance in many Bollywood Films in India. After this she then worked in Singapore, performing in cabarets, live corporate shows and night club productions.
Not long after completing this contract, Miss Hayden travelled to Europe to take up an offer performing with the cast of the cruise ship MSC Musica, dancing in many shows aboard the boat. Following this, Miss Hayden then returned to India for Bollywood once again, before signing a 14 month contract with Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey circus in the USA as a dancer and aerialist. This contract saw her working with well renowned choreographers Michael Schwandt, Preston Mui and Oskar Rodriguez, performing in over 50 different American cities in some of the biggest arenas and theaters in the country. Making several tv appearances for news stations and tv advertising, she also was given the opportunity to dance in the opening of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago.
Miss Hayden now divides her time between performing and teaching. She is a regular cast member for shows by Entertainment Works Australia and freelances doing music videos and live shows. Back to share her knowledge and passion with many students, Miss Hayden looks forward to giving the children inspiration and something to challenge them and help them grow. She believes in teaching a strong work ethic and feels it’s important to encourage creativity and the arts in young people, giving them a skill that can flow into so many other aspects of life.