Hailey Meert is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and began her dance training with the New American Youth Ballet. She graduated from Mercyhurst University with a BA in Dance and Nutrition. While at Mercyhurst,Hailey was a member of The Mercyhurst Ballet Theatre for two seasons. Last season, Hailey worked with Thodos Dance Chicago. She has performed works by artists such as José Limon, Melissa Thodos, Brian Enos, Jimme Orrante and George Balanchine. Hailey has attended summer intensives at The Houston Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet. This is Hailey's first season as a DK trainee.
Hailey is sponsored by Tim & Mary Greist.