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HAYLEY WALKER

Born in Florida, USA. Hayley moved to Newcastle, UK at the age of 3 where she started dancing at her local dance school Dorothy Buggy/Katherine Brett Academy of Dance. Here she trained in RAD Ballet and ISTD modern to Advanced 2 standard. At the age of 11 she began the contemporary CAT programme at Dance City for 4 years where she performed works by Neville Campbell and Anna Watkins. At 16 she joined Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree.

Whilst at Rambert School she has had the pleasure of performing works choreographed by Mark Baldwin, Ashley Page, Theo Clinkard, Russell Maliphant, Arielle Alexander, Dan Wagoner, Sarah Dowling and Joseph Mazilier. In her second year she had the pleasure of collaborating with London Schools Symphony Orchestra in pieces choreographed by Mark Baldwin and Arielle Alexander, which were performed at the Barbican.

In November 2017, she performed at the Sage Gateshead in the Brass in Concert Championships, as a dancer in choreography by Neville Campbell as part of Tredegar Town Band. Hayley has also had the pleasure of understudying ‘A Linha Curva’ by Itzik Galili for Rambert Company’s tour.

Upon graduating at 19, Hayley was excited to join Emergence to receive an MA and perform works by Sharon Watson and Joss Arnott.  She has featured in Nina Nesbitt’s music video ‘Loyal to me’ as part of a duet and Reebok’s ‘Take a different path’ campaign video.

Hayley has also taught dance classes to children with disabilities and additionally took part in Rambert’s ‘Aspire’ programme where she worked with GCSE dance students for 8 weeks and choreographed a piece on them. Outside of dance performance Hayley enjoys choreographing, freelance modelling, fitness and film photography.