Reegan Haynes is a renaissance artist, a Producer, Choreographer, Creative Director, Artistic Director (Theatre), Educator, and Writer. Her company, RMHMovement, specializes in choreography, production, artistic direction, and creative branding for stage/TV/film. Passionate about going beyond the 5-6-7-8, Haynes’ storyteller approach guides her artistic concepts and visions from creation until it is revealed in its
finished work. Her work focuses on restoring the soul and groove to the commercial dance artist. She creates movement for dancers, singers, and actors; across many genres and skill levels. With over 20 years in the industry and performing arts, she has dedicated her talents to choreography, dance performance, dance instruction, mentoring the artistic growth of fellow artists, and more. Her versatility as a performer/dancer and athlete, enables her to create, and teach dance styles from Hip Hop, Funk, AFRO FUZION™, partnering (various styles), African, fight choreography and more; bringing out the optimal performance quality of each individual performer; therefore bringing to life the optimal vision of every project. She is also determined to create choreography that is specifically tailor-made and original for each project and story. Her work as a director, choreographer and producer can be seen in collaboration in projects and artists in the industry; including Terron Brooks, Shaunte Usual, Pamella Elaine, Dario, Wayne Brady, featured at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, CA, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, the Elephant Stages in Hollywood, CA and more.
Originally from Washington, D.C./MD, Reegan’s passion for storytelling and dance grew from a young age. She trained in many dance styles (Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, African, Ballet). Her passion for dance and storytelling has woven a distinct pattern that has tied all her talents together, making perfectly clear the purpose that drives her: To Create Art, Educate, and Inspire People. She continued her education at Howard University, where she received her BFA in Theatre Arts Administration.
As an educator, for 19 years, she has had the privilege to share her knowledge to educate and empower dancers; through judging, workshops and masterclasses internationally. Additionally, as a resident choreographer and instructor at studios in Washington, D.C., MD, and CA; including Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios in North Hollywood, CA. As well as guest masterclass instructor at the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) Conference. More recently, the Lead Judge for the African Dance Competition LA (ADCLA), dance instructor and Lecturer at University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), and Dance Mission International in Uganda, Africa. Reegan's
AFRO FUZION™ dance classes, choreography and technique (est. 2013) (African dance base with hip hop, modern and contemporary dance styles influences) brings a solid awareness of the cultural influences of dance, dancers' lines, placement, power and control. Thus, building a solid dance and performance foundation for commercial and concert dancers. Determined to spread the knowledge of culture in art, this dance style empowers artists to go beyond industry trends, understanding the cultures of traditional African dance styles, and find the soul of their own dance.
As a performer she has been blessed to work with Anthony Thomas (Rhythm Nation 2010), Shakira, Disney, Corbin Bleu, Train, American Music Awards, NAACP Theatre Awards, Rammstein, Darrin's Dance Grooves 2, 20th Century Fox movie "The Comebacks", IPOD commercial campaigns, Sony Playstation, and more.
"I am a creator of art, and I love every aspect of the arts; from dancing and acting, to writing and directing." She is an achiever that takes her craft very seriously, and believes in doing and studying your craft on a daily basis; always being open to new ideas and ways to improve. Therefore, staying ready for when the right opportunity presents itself. How great is such a reward in life, than to make a living doing what you love, inspiring through your gifts, and it never feels like work!
"I'm here to be an inspiration and make a definite impact on the industry; creating something new for generations to come!"
"Inspire with your gifts. Speak knowledge. Lead with integrity, and much more will be accomplished with this generation."