Name: Helen Hayes
Title: Youth Dance Ensemble Director
Hometown: Born at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda and grew up in Rockville, Maryland
Best part about your job: The faces of the students when they make a discovery or a connection. It’s also great to still be ‘in love’ with your job after all these years.
What do you like to do when you’re not working: Attend music concerts, movies, dine, spend time with friends and family.
Fun fact(s) about yourself: I was almost born in the car on Old Georgetown Road as my mother had gone to the doctor that day and he said I would not be born for at least another week. Guess I changed my mind! Also this past September, I celebrated my 23rd year at Joy of Motion Dance Center!
Favorite dance movie(s): Saturday Night Fever
Something you can’t live without: Carl Rubbo
What interested you about working at JOMDC: Douglas Yeuell – his leadership, vision and friendship is what interested me initially and continues to keep me interested!
Which classes do you like taking at JOMDC: Since I teach six days a week, I rarely get to take class. When I do, I love Helanius Wilkins’ classes.