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Hailee Payne



Hailee began dancing at age 4 and hasn't stopped since!  She received most of her training at Infinity Dance in Ogden, Utah where she competed until she graduated high school and trained as a professional assistant for the dance conventions, Hollywood Connection and Radix. Hailee feels blessed to have already experienced many amazing opportunities in such a short amount time.  A fan of Odyssey Dance Theater from a young age, she was privileged to be a part of the company and perform in three of their productions including;" Redux-Nutcracker", "Shut Up and Dance" and "Thriller". Hailee competed on the hit show “So You Think You Can Dance” season 12 “Street VS Stage” where she placed in the top 4. Some of the choreographers Hailee worked with included Mandy Moore, Brian Friedman, Travis Wall, Luther Brown, and Tessandra Chavez to name of few. Immediately following the end of the show, Hailee went on the SYTYCD Tour which included 70 cities in the US and Canada. After the tour, she made the move to Los Angeles!

Most recently, Hailee has been performing with the Backstreet Boys in their Las Vegas residency “Larger Than Life”. Other stage performances include: Florida Georgia Line Smooth Tour, performing an original piece created by Mia Michaels honoring Dick Van Dyke and Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Wonderful Winter of Oz, “Envisage” by Royal Flux, Wango Tango, and many other radio shows across the country. Besides SYTYCD, you may have spotted Hailee on The Ellen Show, Good Morning America, and @Midnight with Chris Hardwick. She has even began to establish herself commercially by shooting a print ad with BMW.  Hailee has also been teaching since she was 16 years old and has found that her passion for performance is matched by teaching. She is proud to be a faculty member on NRG Dance Project. Hailee is honored to be represented by Bloc Talent Agency and can't wait to see what the future holds!