Jazz workshop with Catherine Hayward
Martime Conservatory of Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax, NS
Saturday, November 27 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Jazz Workshops at the Maritime Conservatory
Saturday, November 27th
Lower School (ages 10-12)
$20 for Conservatory Dance Students, $25 regular
Upper School (ages 13+)
$25 for Conservatory Dance Students, $30 regular
Don’t miss out - class size is limited!
About Catherine Hayward:
Catherine is a graduate of Ryerson University's dance program (Toronto), earning a BFA with Honours, and continued her training for two years in DJD's Professional Training Program (PTP). Catherine has been a dancer with the Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) professional company (Calgary) since 2007. With DJD, she has performed in almost 30 original productions and created choreography for 5 of these productions. She was the Artistic Director of DJD's dancer-choreographed shows, Velocity in 2017 and Borderland in 2015. Catherine is the Co-Artistic Director of the Bodied Indivisible ensemble with Shayne Johnson; their debut production comprises four works, Polyhedron, Podia, Guarded, and Starbored, premiered in February 2020 at the DJD Dance Centre. Catherine was a founding member of Dancers' Studio West (DSW) Dance Action Group (DAG). With DSW, Catherine pursued choreography using original music compositions and live musical performances. She presented, form, act, cease, ensue in collaboration with musician Jeremy Gignoux as part of the Dance Action Lab in July 2017 and Tethered, musical composition by Rubim de Toledo in 2016. Upcoming independent projects include a new full-evening work featuring live music created for Votive Dance in Halifax this fall and a short film featuring established artist Davida Monk and Calgarian musician Jon McCaslin in the spring of 2022. Catherine completed five seasons as a choreographer with Alberta Dance Theatre for Young People (ADT) and has 25 years of teaching experience, working with students of all ages in various disciplines. She continues to mentor teen dancers training in Jazz as part of DJD's Jazz Advanced/Performance Group program and has returned to DJD's Youth Training Program faculty for the 2021-2022 season.