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About Me

Imani Hayward

I was trained in the art of dance by the late Paul Kennedy of Universal Dance Designs Los Angeles, San Diego State University Dance Department and the Alvin Ally Dance Academy in New York. I founded Positive Images of Self-Expression (PISE) 1997-2011.

I am currently Artistic Director of the dance ministry at Faithful Central Bible Church where I have the creative freedom and support to lead a people ranging from ages 5 to 75 in experiencing the freedom of dance.

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“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” (Martha Graham)

Some of the most impactful projects I’ve been connected to include choreographing for stage plays: The Gift (Written, Produced and Directed by Sha’ Givens), When Praises Go Up… , Gospel Gossip, Where is My Daddy, High School Drama, Let Me Dream (Written and Produced By Imani Hayward), PISE Annual Celebrity Fashion Show (Produced By Imani Hayward) and Deliverance Dance Company (Founded By Imani Hayward).


 Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.” (Martin Luther King Jr.)

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) from San Diego State University

Beauty Make-up Artistry Certification from Joe Blasco Make-Up School


Choreographer: Christmas Live is an exciting mix of Christmas music featuring top LA musicians Conducted by Steve Wilkinson, Mass Choir, conducted by Dan Korneychuck.  Christmas Live took place at the Los Angeles Nokia Theatre (12/20/2011).

Choreographer: The Gift (Written, Produced and Directed by Sha’ Givens) is a Christmas stage play laced with original music and dance performances.  The Gift took place at Faithful Central Bible Church (12/21/2008) and the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco, CA (12/14/2008).


Writer/Producer/Choreographer:  High School Drama shines the spot light on real-life stories of high school kids as it portrays how chains of events affect human behavior.  This mini edutainment production delivers an hour of pure talent from inner city kids.  High School Drama is full of laughs, life lessons, and dynamic dance performances designed to entertain and educate a young audience from middle school to college.  The High School Drama experience took place at Cal State University Dominguez Hill in Carson CA. (10/30/2008) 


Producer/Choreographer:  Deliverance Dance Workshop and Demonstration consisted of taking the Deliverance Dance Co., a professional young dance company , to the Bahamas where Imani facilitated a lecture and demonstration for Bahamian natives. (7/7/2008)

Writer/Director/Producer/Choreographer:  When Praises Go Up… depicts the impact of praise on the life of two girls from opposite ends of the spectrum.  When Praises Go Up… showcased at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theatre in Redondo Beach California (8/18/2007)


Writer/Director/Producer/Choreographer:  Gospel Gossip… takes the negative connotation of gossip and demonstrates solutions to conflicts through the art of dance. (showcased at Cal State Dominguez Hills (9/24/06).

Writer/Director/Producer/Choreographer:  Where Is My Daddy (WIMD) is a stage play about the affects of an absent father on a girl’s life.  WIMD was showcased at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in LA Ca. (10/4/03), the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theatre in Redondo Beach Ca. (10/9/04 and 1/22/05) and the historical Strand Theatre in Shreveport Louisiana (8/13/05).


 Producer/Choreographer:  PISE Celebrity Spring Fashion Show (2000-2008)  These events consist of five months of extensive modeling and etiquette training for young teen girls and boys.  The session concludes with an extravagant celebrity spring fashion affair featuring the newly trained models and celebrity guests.  PISE Celebrity Spring Fashion Show has taken place at the Celebrity Center in Hollywood CA. (2000-2002 and 2004), the Historical Palace Theater in Hollywood CA. (2003), Carson Community Center in Carson CA. (2005-2006 and 2008), and the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach CA. (2007).


 Publisher/Founder:  PISE Magazine (First Published in May 2007) is a positive publication highlighting young adults, silent heroes and celebrities doing good works in the urban community.  PISE Magazine is packed with articles offering practical advice for common life issues, and it serves as the voice for young and upcoming artists.




“Dance is the hidden language to the soul” (Martha Graham)

Magazine/Publication Samples




How Can I Serve You

 Open Classes (at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood):

Intermediate to Advanced (Adult Only) Hip Hop Jazz with LeAna Hill 12 pm May 9th

Beginner Tap with Imani 12 pm May 16th
Intermediate Jazz with Joy Williams 12 pm May 23rd

Beginner Tap with Imani12 pm May 30th

Master Performing Arts Conservatory  2015 (Restistration is now open)
Location:  Faithful Central Bible Church
Hosted By: FCBC Music and Arts Ministry
Ages:  4 to 14 (media arts ages 12-17)
Dates:  June 15th – July 25th
Time:  7am to 6pm (classes start at 8am)
Classes:  Dance, Acting, Vocal Training, Education, Media Arts,  and Outdoor Activities (All rooted in Christian Education)
Performance:   The Lion King


Cost:  $660

Dance Ministry Consulting:
Step by step guidance on establishing an effective dance ministry
Private class with dance ministry leader
Dance workshop with dance ministry participants
Followup master class with dance ministry participants

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