Hayley Brown; Actor
Hayley Brown has worked with Double Edge since 2003, creating roles in four company and eleven Summer Spectacle performances including Madame Petra / The Barber in the UnPOSSESSED, the Firebird in The Firebird (2010) and Circe in The Odyssey (2011, 2012). She is currently working on The Grand Parade, which premiered at Arena Stage (Washington, DC) in February 2013. With the Double Edge company, she has trained with renowned theatre-makers and musicians from around the world, including Rena Mirecka (Poland), Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble (Oakland, CA), Russian composer Alexander Bakshi and vocalist Lyudmila Bakshi. She completed the Intensive Program at the New England Center for Circus Arts, with a focus on aerial fabric and due trapeze. Prior to Double Edge she was a competitive gymnast and participated in the All Western District Music Festival Choir from 1995-99. Brown holds a BA in Theatre Studies from the University Without Walls program at UMASS and is a native of Western Massachusetts.