About Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet

Pamela Hayes

Artistic Director

Born in Yorkshire, England, Pamela trained with Dorothy Stevens a major examiner for The Royal Academy of Dance. Gaining her examinations and membership into the academy Pamela continued her training when she received a scholarship to attend the world famous Royal Ballet School in London.Her professional career began on the stage at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden where she also had the opportunity to perform with The Royal Opera Ballet.

Arriving in America Pamela danced with Oregon Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Eugene Ballet, Pacific  Ballet Theatre and Ballet Oregon.  

During her successful performing career which took her all over the world  Pam  danced many leading roles including Sugar Plum Fairy,  Snow Queen, Rose Queen, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Swanilda in Coppelia.

This love for the classical ballet continued when she began teaching young students and realised how important this foundation was for their training. Passing on the knowledge she had taken for granted Pam bases her teaching in a strong anatomical foundation carefully guiding each student with their individual needs and sometimes  limitations. Believing in strong, solid clean technique it can lift a modestly talented dancer often beyond their initial expectations. Her teaching has been recognized for its cleanliness, purity and attention to detail, both artistically and anatomically.

Pamela is very proud to present the Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre, which under her artistic direction, continues to bring classical ballets of the highest quality to our local community. Each December a full length Nutcracker where all the students are invited to perform. Additionally a summer performance in August is presented Coppelia, Cinderella, Swan Lake Act 11 Les Sylphides These are some of the wonderful classical ballets that the students have the opportunity to participate in each year.