LOLA is thrilled to welcome our 2017 Summer Dance Instructor, “Piper” Morgan Hayes. Piper Morgan grew up in the small community of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and began dancing during fourth grade. In May 2012, she graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance. After graduation, she began her graduate studies, a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance with Hollins University.
Piper then began production of a very special artist-in-residence project. After a year-long competition with 10 other groups of artists, she won the opportunity to have a piece she created produced with the world renowned entertainment icon, Cirque du Soleil. In August 2012, the creative dance piece was produced and presented to Cirque du Soleil representatives.
After finishing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance in August 2013, Piper Morgan continued to pursue the study of dance. She focused on presentation of her own choreography, shaping a dance company, aerial/trapeze arts, and working with other talented artists. Her goal is to expand the arts community in the Midwest by serving as a choreographer, guest artist, and professor of dance/aerial arts as well as forming her own dance company.
Piper Morgan’s impressive resume includes serving as Guest Artist with Washington & Lee University in Lexington Virginia, Guest Teacher with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and Beloit College in Wisconsin. Currently, she serves as an Adjunct Professor at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater teaching Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Pilates and Modern while choreographing several dance pieces each year as a resident faculty member.
Piper Morgan will teach Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Modern Dance, Rhythm & Groove, & Jazz Dance. Click below to download the 2017 class schedule.