Haley Wayt

Ballroom, Latin, Smooth, Rhythm, Social

​Haley began dancing at age 13. She competed Pro/Am in International Latin, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive, American Smooth (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz.

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About Haley

​Haley began dancing at age 13 in Portland as part of a school project. She found she loved dancing so much that after her project was over, she decided to stick around and keep dancing. In her early years training, she competed Pro/Am in International Latin (Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive) and American Smooth (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz).

In 2010, at the World Pro/Am Championships, she earned first place in every Youth Latin event she entered. She has taken private lessons and workshops with world class professionals, such as Yegor Novikov, Ryan Di Lello, and Shirley Ballas. Once she moved to Eugene to attend college at the University of Oregon, Haley was given a new opportunity to dance with the professional performance team, the Utah Ballroom Dance Company.

With the Utah BDC, Haley kept up her technical training, but also began teaching hundreds of people across the U.S. not only how to dance, but how to perform. She stayed with the Utah BDC after graduating from University of Oregon and worked as their Artistic Director.

As the Artistic Director, Haley choreographed dances in the show, trained the entire formation team, and lead the company in technique and performance training throughout the year. Now, after more than a decade of training and experience, Haley is back in the Portland area and available to teach private lessons ranging in styles from American Smooth to International Latin, as well as the social styles such as salsa, nightclub two-step, and disco.

She is available for all levels of students, including wedding couples, competitive dancesport students, and showcase performers!

Haley teaches Ballroom, Latin, Smooth, Rhythm, and Social.