Hayley Adams

Dance Artist
Choreographer, Coordinator, and Educator

I am proud of the work I achieved in Bristol and the South West, while I currently explore a European dance and performance scene from Amsterdam. I am interested in cross art collaborations and projects that reach back to the human. Get in touch to see how I can help you from The Netherlands.

Hayley Adams (UK) is an independent dance maker who creates contemporary dance works that educate, engage and challenge in extra and ordinary ways. Originally from Bristol, she is now based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where she is building on Choreographic and Production experiences to create work of her own.

Hayley strives to create distinct moments for people and their spirit, by activating conversation and action concerning challenges and struggles through concept or issue.  Hayley completed Postgraduate Study at Laban (2009) in London before embarking on a community and education focused dance practice across the South West UK for 5 years. Work included local, regional and national projects for performance, choreography and production.

Her performance work has seen Hayley perform in a range of fields, from interdisciplinary research and performance with Animu (NL) to contemporary works with Movement Collective (UK). She has danced in modern swing dance Must Dash (UK) and for young audiences with De Loopers Danz Theater(NL) and Kompany Malakhi (UK).

Choreographic commissions have included site-based works for a regional Libraries project throughout South Gloucestershire in 2015 (UK) and BIG Dance 2014 (UK). Hayley has worked with Theatre makers for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK), film-makers for independent projects and puppet makers for young audiences.

Hayley has coordinated numerous projects for young and older audiences, working with National Dance Agencies, Local Government, and the University of Bristol. The Strive Dance Project in 2013/14, Dance South Gloucestershire included large scale and site based productions for non-dancers and young people with talent. She worked as a Coordinator in many roles at Swindon Dance from 2009-2014, working with talented young people at the Youth Dance Academy (YDA), Centre for Advanced Training. She co-implemented and coordinated YDAplus, a targeted BTEC Level 3 education programme for dancers aged 16-18 years old, and in addition coordinated the regional promotional schools tour for auditions.