Kathleen HaysActor

Kathleen was born deep in the heart of Texas spending her childhood and teenage years in Dallas. She studied dance at Texas State University and was a member of the Texas State Strutters. Kathleen returned to Dallas and became a resident ensemble member of Second Thought Theatre. She choreographed and performed in multiple productions with the company. She was a member of the Improv/Sketch comedy troupe The Second Thought Dramatics. In addition to theater, Kathleen filmed multiple commercial spots, a guest star role on the critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights, and lent her voice to many Japanimation TV shows such as Ragnarok, Hell Girl and Ghost Hunt.

In addition to performing Kathleen was a dance instructor and choreographer at many studios across the Dallas area. She was also a teaching artist in after-school programs for Junior Players and New York based organization Wingspan Arts.

Kathleen moved to New York City and attended the prestigious William Esper Studio Acting Conservatory program and now resides in Astoria, Queens with her husband and their dog, Violet. She continues to pursue a career in television, film and commercials and is thrilled to be working with Encompass Arts.