Based in Rennes, Linda Hayford was born in 1989 in a family in which music was an important component of the environment and love of dance became a legacy. She started learning Funk style dances through Poppin technique in 2000 from her brother Mike Hayford. From then on, she learnt many different styles now included in the Hip Hop aesthetics such as New style and House Dance.
Driven by a desire for versatility and thanks to self-made practices she takes part in national and international battles. Since 2016 as well as continuing to perform with Cie Par Terre/Anne Nguyen and Paradox-sal/Ousmane Sy, she has presented her works as InsideOut Company, a name which endures the idea of going from intimate and organic sensations to raw, external expressions of it. In 2016 she premiered her first solo Shapeshifting, which was selected for the Aerowaves Twenty17.
Taking a crossover of styles as her starting point, Linda Hayford finds a common thread between multiple emotional and physical states and focuses her aesthetic research on metamorphosis, as well as developing her own gestures called Shifting Pop. The Rennes-based dancer and choreographer adopts an open and plural approach to dancing.