Susan Hayward RAD RTS, Co-Director - a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance and an affiliate of the American Academy of Ballet.  Susan was the winner of many national competitions in dance in Great Britain.  She has been teaching, choreographing, and entering children for RAD examinations for over 40 years. She has produced many full-length ballets on the coastside, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, The Tales of Beatrix Potter, La Fille mal Gardee, The Nutcracker, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, I’ll Tell You a Story, and The Enchanted Crystal Ball

Heidi Patterson RAD RTS, CO-Director, BALLET and TAP Teacher - is a former student of the SHSD and a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance. She received her ballet training from Susan Hayward, Jackie Thomas, former dance school owner; Shelia Nelson, former soloist with Royal Ballet Company in London; and Mr. Russell, former Director of the Performing Arts Academy in San Mateo.  She received her tap training from Mercedes Fitzgerald and teaches tap based on the AI Gilbert Method.  She has choreographed countless tap routines for SHSD dance productions (e.g. Alice in Wonderland, I’ll Tell You a Story..) as well as routines for the Half Moon Bay High School (e.g. The Pajama Game, Crazy for You) and CCT Talent shows. Mrs. Patterson is also the daughter of Susan Hayward.

Sade Warner, Co-Director, ARAD, Ballet and Jazz Teacher - holds her Royal Academy of Dance Advanced 2 (professional level) certificate and is a recipient of the Grade 8 Award with Distinction. She began dancing at the Susan Hayward School at the age of three and has since gone on to teach younger generations. She has performed in community events as a member of Shoreline Youth Ballet and participated in the American College Dance Festival in Long Beach. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Dance and Television Video Production. To quote Sade, “Dance has given me discipline, dedication, and persistence to reach personal goals.”

ZOE PHILLIPS, ASSISTANT BALLET TEACHER- has appeared in all of the SHSD productions since she began dance lessons at a very young age. Recently, she passed her RAD Vocational Advanced 2 examination with distinction and thus qualifies to attend, in December the Genee International Ballet Competition in Sydney Australia.  Zoe is also a member of the Royal Academy of Dance, London. She has been an assistant teacher for the past 4 years, and enjoys Tap classes with Mrs. Patterson.

CLASS ASSISTANTS for 2016-2017 - Isabella Lopez, Emelly Navarrete, RAD Advanced 1 students, have been class assistants for three years


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