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Collin Heyward


Collin Heyward, former AOD dancer, joins the Teaching Staff of The Academy of Dance and Gymnastics!!

We are beyond thrilled to announce that Collin Heyward is joining the faculty at the Academy of Dance and Gymnastics. Collin is joining us after being in the company at Alvin Ailey! Collin first discovered his love od dance right here at The Academy of Dance and Gymnastics in Newport News, under the direction of Linda Haas!

Collin is an outstanding dancer and teacher. His choreography is national award-winning and our company students have been so lucky to work with him when he comes back in town! Mr. Heyward has had a beyond successful career. He graduated with honors from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance program and has performed all around the world including in NYC and LA.

He also attended several dance intensives, including Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, and has performed works by Sidra Bell, Francisco Martinez, Elisa Monte, and Scott Rink. He has made guest appearances with Company Stefanie Batten Bland and in the revival of E. Clement Bethel’s The Legend of Sammie Swain in Nassau, Bahamas. Mr. Heyward is also a featured dancer in the Fox Searchlight film Black Nativity.

We are so happy to welcome him back home at The Academy of Dance!

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