Hayley Grafflin is a founding member of the company and a longtime student of founding director Jacquelyn Ralls Forcher. An Irving native, she received her early dance training at Riley’s Dance Center, and performed with the Irving Ballet. Hayley went on to attend Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, where she performed works by world renowned choreographers such as Paul Taylor, Stephen Mills, Jay Franke, and Jessica Lang. She furthered her dance education at Stevens College in Columbia, MO, and in 2006, Hayley received her Bachelor’s degree in dance, kinesiology, and business from the University of North Texas. Hayley worked for Suffolk Pointe Company as an expert pointe shoe fitter, and also as the store manager at Suffolk Dance Boutique in Lewisville. Hayley has danced professionally with Beckles Dancing Company in Dallas, and she has choreographed for Plano Children’s Theatre. Hayley started teaching dance at a very young age, and she is currently on faculty at The Dance Movement in Plano, where she teaches all ages and styles of dance. She also serves as Managing Director for Fusion Performance Company, a nonprofit raising awareness to real world issues through dance.
Lacie Minyard Sereika is a seasoned performer, choreographer, and dance instructor, and is currently a faculty member at Baila Irving Performing Arts Academy. Lacie choreographed and directed Momentum Dance Company’s first Summer Concert, Voices, in August 2021. Lacie’s extensive performing experience includes 5 seasons at Six Flags Over Texas, Neil Goldberg’s “Cirque Dreams Coobrila”, Gary Goddard Entertainment’s “Glow in the Park Parade”, and with Mark Dendy at the American Dance Festival. Lacie is an alumna of Texas Woman’s University (TWU) and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. In November 2010, Lacie choreographed and produced a full-length show sponsored by TWU. She has been nominated for TWU’s prestigious Leman Award, the Dallas Dance for the Planet Festival, and the Southern Region American College Dance Festival.
Headshots by Craig D. Blackmon, FAIA.