Hailey Yaffee began her dance training at the age of 10 in her hometown of Lakeport, CA. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Mary’s College with a B.A. in Performing Arts: Dance. As a SMC Dance Company member she had the pleasure of performing “Fast Brass” by Janice Garrett at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. During the summer months of her college years Hailey studied at the Laban Conservatoire of Dance in London and at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Upon graduation, she received the Performing Arts: Louis LeFevre Award. Professionally, Hailey has danced with Davalos Dance Company, Jia Wu Dance Theatre, Diablo Theatre Company, Woodminster Summer Musicals, Jumpin’ at the Sun Dance Company and in various short films and music videos. While performing brings Hailey great joy, she is most passionate about sharing her gift of dance with her students. Hailey feels incredibly blessed to be a part of the Ace faculty!


To dance is to be out of yourself.
Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.

~Agnes De Mille