About the director


Everybody Say Hey Miss Maya!

Maya Christine Hayes is a native of Jackson, Mississippi where she attended Jackson State University receiving her B.A. of Science in Speech /Theatre Arts. Since she was a little girl, Maya Christine Hayes has lived, breathed and appreciated the art of dance and the love of music.  Soon after she began walking, Maya was always on her toes, emulating those with a more polished ballet and jazz footing.

Maya, the second daughter of four, was intensely encouraged to follow her dreams, by her mother, the late Mrs. Sylvia Ann Hayes.  Noticing Maya’s love for the 80’s hit television show Fame, Sylvia Hayes, hearten Maya to follow her dream of dance.  Along with her encouragement and support, she advised Maya that she should learn the business side of the arts, in order to make her dreams come true and have longevity. With much prayer, meditation, practice and warm encouragement from her mother, Maya became very talented at the art of dance and learned the business. She started her passage, with her God-given talent of not only dancing but teaching others who possessed the same admiration for the art, as she.

 Her journey and dream began to come to a realization when her father, Mr. Henry L. Hayes, helped her to fund her first dance studio. With that seed money, Maya was able to open, The Starlight Dancer Company, in Jackson, MS.  There, she taught urban and inner-city youth dance, in its various forms.  She not only taught and encouraged these youth, but she promoted them around the city and state. Maya also traveled the state, earning her stripes among many middle, high and collegiate school dance, cheer and flag teams, where she taught field routines and competition routines.  She was an associated creative advisor and member of the Motown Favorite Jackson State University Prancing J-Settes dancers, in conjunction with being the founder of the JSU Lady Dazzlers dance team, also serving as President of the JSU Dance Ensemble at Jackson State University. During this time, she was named 3 times the HBCU Fine Arts Most Outstanding Choreographer Award hosted at Howard University in 1997-2000. She served also as the creative director of the True Believers of Christ Community Church Davidic Dancers in Dallas, Texas!

Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Maya Hayes’ dance background is so impressive that she is the former Director of the Cary Ballet Conservatory’s Jazz Dance training program and performing company in North Carolina. Maya cheered for America’s Team, The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and Prior to her DCC days, she was a dancer for the world champion Chicago Bulls Luvabulls. 

Not only has she performed overseas for our nation’s troops, but Maya has performed all over the world as a backup dancer for blues singer Bobby Rush, James Brown, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jessica Simpson and as a member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Show Group. The Black Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Website www.blackdcc.net has Maya Christine Hayes as one of its distinguished alumni. Maya is also a former Dallas Maverick Dancer/Choreographer and Creator of the Braves Diamond Dancers affiliate of the Atlanta Braves MLB Family. Today she has been named the Official Going Pro Entertainment Consultant for the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In 2006 she has expanded her dream by forming the Maya Hayes Group, LLC. The home to StarFire Productions as well as begun her dreams of a dancewear line she likes to call FreeSpirit Dancewear.  Also, in her inaugural season of entering the competitive world of Dance Competitions, Stage on Fire is what she calls it. Now in her third season with the Champion Football League the Dallas Marshals; she serves as the Director of the Champion Darling Deputies Cheerleaders who were named “Best Dance team in the CIF”. Also, given a second-team, The Champion Texas Revolution Dancers also won the “Best Dance team in the CIF”.  

Her cup runneth over, in 2018 She has been named the New Jr. Basketball League under the NBA Director/Choreographer for the new Big Baller Team with Lavar Ball for Dallas, Houston & Atlanta!  Not only will her name carry on through her Semi PRO youth Dance team: the Maya Christine Dance Company (MCDC) where she serves as a visionary for youth who aspire to go PRO in whatever they choose to do in life. She will continue to grow and bring to life many of the goals in her life. She is blessed to share her experiences and talents with you and your family. Welcome to StarFire Productions.