About Miss Haly
Miss Haly began her dance education at the age of two at Doylestown Dance Centre. Growing up, she was involved in several styles of dance including ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip-hop, musical theater and tap. She was also apart of both DDC’s competition and ballet company teams. Miss Haly attended Towson University where she received a B.S. in Mass Communications and Marketing. During her four years at Towson, she was a member of club dance team, Fusion Dance Team. In addition to acting as Fusion’s Community Service Chair, Miss Haly was an audition dance choreographer for several styles including Contemporary, Modern, Jazz and Hip-Hop. Miss Haly’s choreography was awarded top two and three overall placements at collegiate dance competitions. Following her graduation from Towson, Miss Haly moved to Florence, Italy where she acted as a Tour Promoter for study abroad students. She had the opportunity to lead trips to countries all around Europe including Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Croatia, Czech Repuplic and Slovenia. After receiving the highest sales recognition and becoming the City Manager for the Fall semester, Miss Haly moved back to the states to be with her family and friends in December 2019. Currently, Miss Haly works in Marketing during the day and teaches dance classes at DDC at night. Miss Haly is extremely happy to be back in the dance studio that she grew up in, alongside the teachers that shaped her into the dancer and choreographer she is today.
Janet’s early tranining was with Mary and Phyllis Papa (ballerina with Harkness Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, and Stars of American Ballet) Oscar Antunez (ABT, Les Grands Ballets Canadians, Royal Danish Ballet) and the faculty of the Princeton Ballet Co. and West Jersey Ballet Co., as a performer for companies. She also studied jazz and tap through the advanced level. In preparation for her career in teaching, she pursued extensive pedagogical training in the Vaganova method with some of the country’s foremost experts and practitioners, among them: Jurgen Schneider, Henry Danton, Oleg Briansky, John White, Marina Straviskaya, and Karen Morell. In addition, she has gained a strong working knowledge of the other primary ballet teaching systems and syllabi and attained certification to teach ballet and musical theater dance styles through her participation in the Dance Educators of America training school in Bowling Green, KY. Janet continually updates her knowledge of best teaching practices. Janet is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.