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 of CA (SMC) with a BA in Dance: Performing Arts. During 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 Louis LeFevre Award for Performing Arts. 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 mBody Dance company. Currently, she is obtaining her MFA in Dance: Creative Practice from SMC. 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