Haley Mathiot Smelcer

Haley is excited for her fifth year as an instructor at Stage Door Dance. She graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Ballet Pedagogy. She has trained under some of the best teachers in the country, including Galina Panova of the Kirov ballet, Amy Jacques of the Vaganova school, and Laura Karmi, soloist at Missouri Concert ballet. In 2007, she attended Carolina Ballet’s summer intensive, and shortly thereafter began teaching. When she's not dancing, she's blogging, writing, or drinking excessive amounts of coffee.