In 1997 Hayley joined the Southern Ballet Company as a fulltime dancer
performing in numerous productions in classical ballet and contemporary.
During this time Hayley discovered a love for teaching and a particular passion
for RAD. After three years dancing full time she decided to pursue a career in
this field. Hayley gained qualifications at Distinction level with the Royal
Academy of Dance, British Ballet Organization and the New Zealand Association of Modern Dance and has successfully entered thousands of students in their
Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary examinations.
Hayley’s Royal Academy of dancing Mentor was Lorraine Peters QSM and life
member of the RAD. There is no doubt that the exceptional qualities required to be a ballet teacher have been passed down and instowed in Hayley. The results of all her successful RAD examination students clearly show her eye for detail and
As well as teaching full time Hayley is an examiner for the New Zealand
Association of Modern Dance and is an experienced dance competition
adjudicator, which takes her to many places across New Zealand.
In 2005 Hayley established special training groups for gifted and dedicated
modern dance students and each year directed and produced many productions and shows for the Christchurch public. From the experience gained from these
performance groups Hayley has had students go on to pursue professional
careers in the commercial dance industry. She has also choreographed many
solos and troupe dances for local and national competitions as well as television performances for What Now and local television. Hayley has guest tutored for
different societies, schools and competitions and last year she thoroughly
enjoyed being the tutor for all of the Christchurch children involved in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.
Hayley is very passionate about passing on her love and knowledge of dance to students and thrives on seeing them pursue their dancing ambitions no matter how big or small.