Vivian Brodie Hayes
Originally from California and New York, Vivian is a socially-engaged dance artist living in County Wexford.
She is a practicing and performing contemporary dancer, choreographer, director and teacher, and is interested in cross art form collaboration and co-creating art work in communication with others, professional and non-professional.
She is the Arts Council funded Dance Artist in Residence in County Wexford (2021 - present), works on creative projects in partnership with the Wexford County Council Arts Department and is also the Yoga and Movement Specialist (YAMS) working with the Wexford Mental Health Association and HSE Adult Occupational Department.
Vivian is passionate about playing her part in growing the culture of dance and the arts in Wexford, Ireland and internationally, creating tangible dance events, making dance accessible, initiating creative opportunities, new connections and networks. She is the founder and artistic director of SpringMoves Dance Festival, run annually in Wexford, Ireland, since 2019, a partnership with the National Opera House, the Wexford County Council Arts Department and ISACS Network. https://springmoves.ie/2020-festival/
She also 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.
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, qualified somatic educator and pilates instructor.