Kelly Hayes grew up studying ballet and jazz near
Chicago, Illinois. She earned her BFA in dance
performance from the University of Iowa in 1997. Ms.
Hayes has danced with Dayton Contemporary Dance
Company II, Zephyr Dance, City Ballet Theatre of
Milwaukee, in New York with Tony Silva, Sun Ho Kim,
and Dixie Fun Dance Theatre, and on Martha‚s Vineyard
at the Yard residency.
Her choreography has been presented by Soundance,
Mulberry St. Theatre, the Limon Institute, the Yard,
and the Physical Arts Center, as well as at venues in
Chicago, Atlanta, and Athens, Georgia. Her solo Slip
is currently in the repertories of Midwest Dance
Collective (Chicago) and Zoetic Dance Ensemble
(Atlanta). Ms. Hayes is a director of Ballroom
Studios New York, a multi-disciplinary artist
collective. More about Ballroom Studios and our
current project at
Kelly Hayes is also on faculty at Peridance Center,
The Ailey School, and the Stable in New York and STEPS
School for the Arts in Stamford, Connecticut.