Faculty

Susan Hayes has been instructing and choreographing dance in many disciplines including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Ballroom, and Musical Theater for more than 30 years. She has studied dance in several cities across the United States and has taken master classes, conventions, and workshops, from many dance experts in their field including Al Gilbert, Mia Michaels, Gus Giordano, and Joe Tremaine. Miss Susan has choreographed musicals in Richmond Hill and in the West Michigan (Grand Rapids/Holland/Zeeland) region, as well as award winning dances for competition teams in Michigan and Georgia. She has been involved in choreographing various dance productions in Chicago, Illinois were she was a guest teacher for a summer. Mrs. Hayes served on the Board of Directors for Arts on the Coast in Georgia, The Holland Area Arts Council in Michigan, and was a Creative Dance teacher for Holland Christian High School in Holland, Michigan. Miss Susan’s family includes her husband, Brian, daughter, Savannah, and 3 cats!. Her favorite things to do besides dancing are watching the NBA and NASCAR, traveling/road trips, reading, scrapbooking, and caring for animals. Opening OFF BROADWAY has been a dream come true.



Savannah Hayes is a 9th grade high school student who has grown in the love of dance through her family and her studio. She enjoys all types of dance. She has had many dance experiences such as taking from Joffrey Ballet to teachers from So You Think You Can Dance. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and watching TV dramas on Netflix. She has been on the competition team since its beginning and can’t wait to start teaching her own classes! She loves her dance family but she adores the three furry creatures at home, her cats. Savannah is beyond ecstatic to start the new year off right by giving her all and growing endlessly as a dancer.



Paula Lamb was born and raised in Savannah, GA. She is a graduate from Armstrong with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. Paula's passions have always been dance and working with children. She took dance (primarily ballet, tap and jazz) and gymnastics for many years as a child. She has been married to Chris for 16 years and is a home-schooling mom to Emma (11) and Garrett (6). Through Paula's training as a teacher and her own dance experiences she has learned that dance is both great exercise and a wonderful outlet for creative expression. She is enthusiastic about helping others to bring out the best in themselves.



Mikayla Tillman is currently a student at Armstrong State University, studying Rehabilitation Science for Physical Therapy. She has been dancing for 17 years. She has been trained in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, tap, character, musical theatre, and jazz. She has attended dance workshops with DMI and attended special dance classes taught by dancers featured on So You Think You Can Dance including Kathryn McCormick from Step Up Revolution. Mikayla has competed in dance competitions such as DMI, Celebrity, Revolution, Encore, Inspire, Adrenaline, Fusion, DTI, Access Broadway, Headliners, Showstoppers, IDC, Platinum and Nexstar. She has been in several productions of the Nutcracker and Dracula with the Columbia City Ballet and has danced in special performances throughout the Savannah area. Mikayla has been a part of the Off Broadway family for over 4 years and can’t wait to be a part of many more!



Jane Yaklin grew up in Savannah and began taking dance classes at the age of 2. She continued to dance regularly until the age of 26. She has studied tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, baton, hula, and acro. Her favorite forms of dance are tap, ballet, and acro. Since the age of 28, she has been an assistant teacher, focusing primarily on tap, ballet, jazz, and acro with younger children. She was a majorette in middle school and high school and has performed at many dance competitions and community events. She is thrilled to share her love of dance with her daughter, Lacey. Jane is married to Kenny Yaklin and has two sons- Hunter and Logan. When she is not dancing, Jane is an Occupational Therapist in private practice at Pediatric Therapies of Savannah. Her work focuses primarily on children and adults with disabilities. She has found that her dance skills have enhanced her skills as an Occupational Therapist, and her knowledge as an OT has improved her ability to teach dance. She is honored to be a part of the wonderful team at Off Broadway!