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Jennifer Hayden

Staff Info

Position: Dance Instructor, Choreographer, Dancer
ADP Classes: Lyrical
Training: Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Zumba


jennifer Hayden

Jennifer Hayden has been dancing, performing, and teaching in the Bay Area for over three decades. A former San Jose Sabercats and Golden State Warriors cheerleader, she has trained in jazz, lyrical, ballet, hip hop, and tap since the age of five.  Jennifer danced competitively for many years and earned top honors for both group and solo work.  In addition, she served as dance captain of the Inferno dancers for the San Francisco Dragons LaCrosse team.  Her credits include managing Fashionate Rhythm Dance Company in Northern California. She is also a certified Zumba teacher and recently started a dance ministry called Joyous Praise Dance, a project that’s very close to her heart.

Jennifer believes that ballet serves as a technical foundation to excel in all styles of dance while allowing the pure joy of expression to come through.  Jennifer’s most important title is “Mom” to her 9-year old son. She is excited to join the Ariel staff and can’t wait to build relationships on the common foundation of dance.