Born in the US, Robert Hayden was a nationally competitive gymnast for 13 years and in 1989 enrolled in the BFA curriculum for theatre and dance at the University of New Mexico. He joined Ultima Vez in 2002, performing in the creations Blush, Sonic Boom, PUUR, Spiegel and the revivals of What the Body Does Not Remember and In Spite of Wishing and Wanting. In 2022, Rob also starred in Scattered Memories, the special anniversary project of 35 years of Ultima Vez. Since 2009, he has collaborated as director, choreographer, performer, and composer with various artists from both Belgium and abroad. His own work combines over 30 years of practical and theoretical research and experience into performance, dance, theatre, sound/music, voice and movement. He regularly teaches workshops internationally and is currently based in Brussels.