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Haley Tarling

Haley is a dancer, choreographer and teacher located in Chicago, IL.  Currently, she is a core
company member with Hot Crowd, with whom she has performed in works by Jessica Miller
Tomlinson, Joseph A. Hernandez, Emily Rayburn, Devin Lloyd and Brittany Latta. While in
Chicago, she has also worked on projects with Lizzie MacKenzie and Jackie Nowicki. She is a
graduate of Point Park University with a BFA in dance and a BA in psychology, and holds a
Master of Arts in counseling psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
While at Point Park, she worked with artists such as Kiki Lucas, Maree ReMalia, Jason McDole,
Pearlann Porter and Kiesha Lalama. Her earlier training consisted of dancing as a member of
Extensions Dance Company, under the direction of Lizzie MacKenzie, where she performed
works by Eddy Ocampo, Christian Denice, Garth Johnson and Jared Baker.  
She was the Emerging Choreographer for Young Dancers Initiative's 2021 partnership with
Brighton Dance Festival, and has also presented work at festivals including Dance Chicago,
Trifecta Dance Festival and Detroit Dance City Festival. She has choreographed work for
companies such as Hot Crowd, Simantikos Dance Chicago and Young Dancers Ini
tiative.   As an
artist, she strives to embody expansion, authenticity and grit, while telling stories that reflect
human experience through the metaphor of intellectual ideas. She finds importance in creating
spaces for students to explore their artistic voices, while striving for more within their craft. She
is excited to be a part of the OYT family!

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