Michelle Heffner Hayes

Professor of Dance
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(Ph.D., University of California-Riverside) Dr. Hayes served as the Executive Director of Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade College from 1999-2006 where she curated and managed a multidisciplinary performance and commissioning series devoted to contemporary and culturally specific work that is reflective of Miami's multi-ethnic community. In over 15 years of experience as a performing arts administrator, she has been involved in creating new models for national arts education and audience development, as well as infrastructure development for international cultural exchange. She performed with the postmodern dance companies of Susan Rose and Stephanie Gilliland and the flamenco company of Armando Neri; and choreographed solo and group works in both the postmodern and flamenco dance traditions. Heffner Hayes is a proud graduate of the Dance program at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

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