C R E A T O R S
Center for Living is the creation of Dino Hayz, its founder and creative director. He has enjoyed the positions of:
of Performing Arts at Marycrest International University
of Heritage Theatre at the Putnam Museum
“Dr. Discovery” on Paula
Sands Live television show
Artistic Director, Creative Expressions Group at Transitions Mental Health
Original founding member/owner, Ghostlight
Director of Faith Development at the Unitarian
Director of Entertainment at Rhythm City Casino.
CPR/First Aid Instructor,
American Red Cross
Anatomy&Physiology Instructor at Alive and Wellness School of Massage Therapy
Director, Actor, Singer, Founder, Center for LIVING Theatre Troupe
QC Godspell Touring Company
Lead Vocals, QC Brass Band, Identity Crisis (gave it up for my new baby, 2008)
has been producing professional theatre in the Quad Cities since 1990. He was director of theatre at the Putnam Museum,
Director of Performing Arts at Marycrest University and also the director of entertainment at Rhythm City Casino. He
also appeared weekly with Paula Sands Live from 1995-2000 as the character Dr. Discovery. In 2006, Dino opened the Center
for Living Arts as a place for people of all ages and experience levels to come and experience the magic and community of
theatre. "Theatre and acting is not only for the professional entertainers. It's for everyone! Everyone has
the ability to tell a story. We all tell stories everyday. Stories have great power to teach, to empower and to
inspire. I am here to remind people of that fact and to help them take their place onstage."
Along with his theatre and education background, he also has advanced certifications in holistic health therapies. He
still keeps his hand in the 'science jar' by teaching anatomy and physiology, among other classes at Black
His driving force is to help people of all ages to WAKE
UP! Don't let your last day of life arrive without YOU having 'sung your song!' Let your life be heard!"
Dino Hayz with Ted Neeley from Jesus Christ Superstar
(he's touching my shoulder...it has never felt pain since!)
|Tina Hayz, God I love this woman!
Along with being the managing director
of the Center for Living, Tina Hayz is also the Director of Blessed Beginnings Preschool located at Trinity Lutheran Church
in Moline, IL. She has served as Theatrical Programming Coordinator and Education Specialist at the Putnam Museum; and
also as Entertainment Supervisor at Rhythm City Casino. She recently choreographed for the musical theatre workshop
of SchoolHouse Rock Live, Jr and High School Musical. She is a founding member of the touring production of Godspell
and playwright of Messages from the Heart that she and Dino wrote together. She is the inspiration and muse of Mr. Hayz.
You can contact Tina by
emailing at Tina@center4living.com