Hayden J. Frederick (they/them), originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is extremely well versed in multiple genres of dance and has been visible in the NYC arts community for the past nine years. They are an ever-evolving contemporary choreographer whose mission is to strengthen human connection and inspire honesty and integrity through dance.
Since moving to NYC, Hayden has been fortunate enough to expand their dance knowledge through a variety of prestigious programs including Broadway Dance Center’s Intern Scholarhship Program (now the Professional Semester), Luam’s Rock the Industry, and Calen Kurka and Chris Hale’s Pushing Progress. Additionally, Hayden has had the privilege of assisting and training under some of the greats such as Sheila Barker, Derek Mitchell, and Cat Cogliandro. Through these connections, and others, they have been seen performing in high profile festivals such as Carnival, Sirens After Dark, Sybarite, and the Capezio ACE awards.
As a choreographer, Hayden’s work has been presented at venues such as the Highline Ballroom, Symphony Space, and the Salvatore Peridance Capezio Theatre, they have featured work in carnival NYC, the Pushing Progress Showcase Series, Jared Grime's Run the Night, Sybarite Love is Love, Jennifer Muller's Hatch series, and Shelly Hutchinson's Giving Treeand New York Moves benefits. Furthermore, Hayden was the featured opening number choreographer at The Pulse on Tour’s 2017 final gala in Las Vegas. they currently have several works in progress that can be viewed at shows throughout New York.
Hayden has a heart not only for choreography and instruction, but also for those they are able to reach and connect with. Hayden’s intentions lie in creating a space that feels safe for people to share, grow, and dissect their personal journeys, stories, and emotions. their objective is to encourage and support all voices in being recognized, heard, and seen. they believe in sharing a perspective that we are all capable of co-existing in a place of empathy, commonality, and kindness. they believe that art is an important catalyst and container for this mission, and they continue striving to uphold the integrity of this.
Hayden is only faculty at Broadway Dance Center and for BDC's Children and Teens Program. Read less