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Owner, Artistic Director Kyri Hayes

Kyri Hayes

Owner, Artistic Director





4290 Bells Ferry Rd.
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Kyri Hayes is the owner of Dynamite Dance Factory, which was established in the summer of 2018. Her vision was to create a space where both boys and girls could leave their burdens behind and engage in dance classes tailored to different age groups. Kyri's dance training began at a young age in Cartersville, Georgia. Over the years, she has collaborated with esteemed dance studios including Cartersville School of Ballet, The Georgia Ballet, Decatur School of Ballet, and Woodland High School's fine arts program in the dance department. During her four years of education at Woodland High School, she successfully obtained her certification as a Woodland High School Fine Arts Major upon graduation in 2013. Subsequently, she took on the role of choreographer for Woodland's C.A.T.S. (Cartersville Artistic Talent Showcase) leads and dance ensemble, contributing to productions such as Catch Me If You Can, How to Succeed in Business without Trying, In the Heights, and numerous other mainstream musicals under the guidance of Elissa Marks Marele. Additionally, Kyri's jazz and hip-hop choreography has been featured in Cartersville School of Ballet's productions, including Kaleidoscope, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Princess and the Frog, and Cinderella, under the direction of Terri Kayser and Karen Grantham; as well as various festivals in the surrounding Metro-Atlanta areas. ​ Kyri always had a sparkle of hope that she could call Dynamite Dance Factory her own one day! "I always shut down the idea of having my own studio. I thought I did not have the qualifications...too young..too much responsibility. I literally woke up one day, got onto I-75 to go to my corporate job, and it was like I had a wake up call. I thought about DDF. In that moment, all the motivational speeches, church sermons, and my passion for the art of dance spoke to my heart. In that moment, I promised myself I would not let another year pass by without going for what my heart wanted. I went to go look for spaces and one of the final places I looked at was an old clothing store. Everything was perfect...nice floors, changing rooms, pearl white finishing..of course, I fell a little in love! But I did not fall in love with the price of it. Needless to say, I passed it up. I got discouraged again. I spoke with the leasing agent and he mentioned that he had another space open a two doors down and the square footage was a little smaller. I said I would go peak at it and never did, Then, one day as I was driving home, I forced myself to go look. I fell in love! No, it was not the 4,000 square foot building like next door..but one thing I can always see--potential. I envisioned the dancers that would be welcomed, the art that would be created behind those double doors. I signed the lease on Thursday, June 28, 2018." ​ Kyri is very dedicated to not only the dance training of the future students at Dynamite Dance Factory, she is just as committed to their mental well-being. She believes that each dancer performs and exhibits how they are feeling and that no one will leave the "Factory" without a seed of hope. She looks forward to all who come join the Dynamite Dance Factory family!

"​Kyri always had a sparkle of hope that she could call Dynamite Dance Factory her own one day!"

Meet The Team

Dynamite Dance Factory Staff

Dynamite Dance Factory has been committed to providing the best dance education and has been a respected leader in the dance community in Kennesaw and beyond. Our experienced, talented instructors work with each and every student, from dance enthusiasts to seasoned professionals, developing their skills while fostering a passion for movement. Dance is where artistry and athleticism meet, and this theme carries through all classes taught at DDF. Students receive the type of training that turns them not just into successful dancers, but accomplished human beings prepared to achieve whatever they set their minds to!

Click on each instructor to learn more.

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