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Hailee Payne



STYLE: Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, Lyrical

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Jazz: upbeat, fun, classic jazz while working on performance quality; Contemp: intricate movement and musicality working on dynamics in performance; Hip hop: a combination of groove and lines while getting down and funky; Jazz Funk: a feminine twist on my hip hop class while encouraging confindence; Lyrical: breathy movement that takes up space and makes you feel good.

BIO: 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. All the while, she travelled on the weekends to assist at the conventions, Hollywood Connection and Radix. A fan of Odyssey Dance Theater from a young age, she was privileged to be a part of the company and perform in the hit Halloween show, Thriller. From there, Hailee competed on “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 Jojo Siwa on her D.R.E.A.M Tour. Other stage performances include: Backstreet Boys “Larger Than Life,” Florida Georgia Line Smooth Tour, performing an original piece created by Mia Michaels honoring Dick Van Dyke and Lin-Manuel Miranda, Wango Tango, and many other radio shows across the country. Besides SYTYCD, you may have spotted Hailee on the AMAs with Taylor Swift, The Soul Train Awards, 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 where she teaches multiple styles. Hailee is honored to be represented by Bloc Talent Agency and can't wait to see what the future holds!