Hayden Rivas
Actor, Dancer
Non Union
“Hayden has displayed a mature and passionate work ethic since he first stepped into my dance classroom at the age of five. He is goal-oriented, keen to receive corrections, and eager to learn and grow. I look forward to watching his young talent blossom, and seeing him grace stages across the country where he is destined to be.”
– Nathalie Heath

Hayden’s passion for dance began the first moment he stood on stage at age four and promptly told his parents after his performance that he wanted to dance on the stage again. Hayden has been very lucky to be mentored by professionals who have helped hone his skills and further ignite his passion for performing in all performance mediums.
He trains in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, ballet, hip hop and acro. During the summer, Hayden trains at various summer intensives such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and New York City Dance Alliance Nationals. He has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some respected choreographers including Cody Green, Mark Meismer, Travis Wall, Stacey and Liz Tookey, Chantal Aguirre, Paul Becker, Mia Michaels just to name a few.

Hayden has also received several dance awards including Jump Vancouver VIP, Nuvo Break out Artist, NYCDA Junior/Teen Male Outstanding Dancer, Top 12 NYCDA National Male Outstanding Dancer, bursaries for Royal Winnipeg Ballet of Dance, and many more. Hayden has danced in the Nutcracker with the Royal City Youth Ballet, Next Step Live on Stage, and various community performances.

This past year Hayden has also had the opportunity to train in the Arts Club Theatre’s immersive new program, “Creative Teens Theatre”. Through this program he has had the opportunity to further enhance his skills in lighting, playwriting, and acting. Hayden also has been a teacher assistant in various dance classes like ballet, jazz, hip hop, and pre dance classes. He wants to continue to share his love of dance through teaching, performance and choreography in the future.

Hayden maintains a straight A average and is often praised for being very hardworking, confident, and committed in all that he does. During his free time, Hayden also enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, playing basketball, soccer, BMX, track and field, and volleyball.

“No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.”
-Martha Graham