Haley Johnson is from Chicago, Illinois. She began her dance training at the Joffrey
Academy of Dance under the direction of Ana Reznik and Alexei Kremnev. She then
earned her BFA in dance from the University of Arizona in May of 2018.
Johnson trained at numerous intensive programs including Orlando Ballet, Houston Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theater, LINES Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, New Dialect, and BODYTRAFFIC. She has performed works by Paul Lightfoot and Sol León, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon, Penny Saunders, Peter Chu, Crystal Pite, Alejandro Cerrudo, William Forsythe, Joni McDonald, Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, and Alonzo King. Alongside performing, Johnson was a selected finalist for the American Choreographic
Festival (2017, 2018), received The Undergraduate Creative Achievement Award (2017) from the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts. She was a resident choreographer at US International Ballet as well as a finalist for the 21st Annual McCallum Theater Choreography Festival. Johnson was also selected for METDance’s top 12 of their NEWDance Choreography Platform of 2019 and won 2nd Place Judges’ Choice at the Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival 2019. Johnson has also set work on Salt Lake School of the Performing Arts spring of 2019. Haley had work selected to be featured at the Body Logic Choreography Festival and the 2019 New Century Dance Project Gala Concert. She has been one of the three selected women choreographers to create new work for the Sugar Space: SUITE Women Defining Space Production 2019. In 2020,
Johnson has created a new work on the Oquirrh West Project that premiered at the Rose Wagner Black Box Theater. Haley is currently a company member SALT Contemporary Dance and has been teaching Instagram live ballet classes during the trying times of 2020.