Hailey Meert is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and began her dance training with the New American Youth Ballet. She graduated from Mercyhurst University in the Spring of 2016 with a BA in Dance and Nutrition. While at Mercyhurst, Hailey was a member of The Mercyhurst Ballet Theatre for two seasons. She has performed works by artists such as José Limón, Jimme Orrante, George Balanchine, and Melinda Howe. Hailey has attended summer intensives at The Houston Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and The Joffrey Ballet. She is also a certified yoga instructor. Hailey is very excited to be joining Thodos Dance Chicago as an intern/trainee for the 2016-2017 season.