Ms. Haley

Dance Instructor

Haley Baker is originally from Enola, Pennsylvania and has been dancing since the age of
three. She began her classical ballet training at Pennsylvania Regional Ballet in 2010 under the
direction of Sandra Carlino. She also attended Ribbon Mill Ballet in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with
individual coaching from Leslie Hench. She has attended summer programs at Pennsylvania
Ballet, Miami City Ballet, the USA/IBC Dance School, and Joffrey Ballet Chicago. Baker went
on to attend Indiana University and graduated from the Jacobs School of Music in 2020 with a
Bachelor of Science in Ballet and an Outside Field in Psychology. In her time at Indiana
University, Baker performed in a wide variety of works from choreographers such as George
Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, Penny Saunders, and Mark Morris. In her senior
year, Baker performed as Sugar Plum in Michael Vernon’s The Nutcracker and was working
with Sasha Janes as Cinderella in his new production of Cinderella. After graduation, she joined
Grand Rapids Ballet where she danced for two seasons. Baker is currently based in Chicago, IL
where she has been a part of the Visceral Dance work study program and pursuing freelance
opportunites.