Theresa Hayes is a Cum Laude graduate of U.C.L.A where she received her degree in Theatre Arts. Her stage credits include Sophisticated Ladies where she won a Best Actress Award, Dreamgirls (Deena), The Tap Dance Kid (Carole), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), A Chorus Line (Cassie), Sweet Charity (Helene), West Side Story (Anita). Television and Film include “No Good Nick”, “Matlock”, “Dynasty”, “The Charmings”, most recently the film ”Pure O” and in the season 2 credits for “B Positive”. She was the Director of Instruction at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts where she cast over 100 stage productions a year. Some of her favorite shows she directed were: Proof, Eclipsed, Into the Woods, The Tiger, Dancing at Lughnasa, Enter The Guardsman, How I Learned to Drive, For Colored Girls Who Have Committed Suicide (When the Rainbow is Enough), and Women of Manhattan. She completed the training in Breathing Coordination and is also a Certified Alba Instructor (L3). She is thrilled to be a part of the EMAS team.