Vivian Brodie Hayes

Vivian is a recipient of a Dance Ireland residency in DanceHouse 2021. Originally from California and New York, Vivian is a socially-engaged dance artist who's creative practice is rooted in a lifetime study and love of movement.

She is a practicing and performing contemporary dancer, choreographer, director and teacher, and is interested in co-creating art work in communication with others, professional and non-professional.  She has choreographed solos, duets and ensemble pieces for live performance, touring and film. 

Vivian strives to play her part in making the arts and dance more accessible by initiating creative opportunities, connections and networks. 

She is the founder and artistic director of SpringMoves Dance Festival, run annually in Wexford, Ireland, a partnership with the National Opera House and the Wexford County Council Arts Department. 

She manages Dance Hub Wexford, a safe, warm, creative, networking studio for dance and movement practitioners of many styles, subsidised and supported by the Wexford Council Arts Department and the Wexford Arts Centre. 

Vivian formed and directs Flock, a group of 12 dancers ranging in age from 27-65, for the past 3 years, who performed original works alongside live performed music, at Culture Night and SpringMoves Dance Festival. 

She recently created a film 'I Take This Place', with dancers and circus practitioners from Co. Wexford, which premiered in 2020. 

Along with years of dance training, Vivian holds a MA hons from University of Limerick in Contemporary Dance Performance, studied acting at the American Conservatory Theatre, and studied fine arts at Hunter College. She is a senior yoga teacher, certified somatic educator and qualified pilates instructor. Vivian has received many grants and awards from The Arts Council of Ireland and the Wexford County Council. She is also proud to be the Yoga and Movement Specialist (YAMS) working with the Wexford Mental Health Association and HSE Adult Occupational Department.