Kathryn Hailey began her classical training with Beverly Chatterton in Sydney and later studied with Kim Traynor, Beverly Rowles and Josephine Jason. In this time, Kathryn completed all of her RAD Examinations up to Advanced 2 with Honours. She then went on to study teaching with Hilary Kaplin and gained her RAD teaching certificate with distinction and her Diploma of teaching Classical ballet with high Distinction.
Kathryn is a trained and qualified teacher of Modern/Contemporary, Tap Dancing (FATD – BBO), and a Jazz Dance Teacher. She is also a trained drums and percussion teacher touring both nationally and internationally playing music with different bands.
To further her study and knowledge of anatomy and dance, Kathryn has taken a course in Anatomy and is also a qualified Pilates instructor. Kathryn danced professionally in the 90s with various companies, performed in theatre shows, and also on television. Recent performance highlights have included a performance of Paquita with Gelsey Kirkland in New York, 2010 and performed alongside the Lithuanian ballerina Egle Spokaite, in Melbourne, 2011.
She has been teaching for many years at some of Sydney’s most sought out dance studios including her own operation in the southern region of Sydney. Many of her students have graduated successfully and gained places in institutions such as The Australian Ballet Company. Kathryn currently teachers several Royal Academy of Dance grade classes and performance groups at The McDonald College.