Hattie Haggard, from Plano, Texas, graduated in May 2015 from Southern Methodist University (SMU) with a BFA in Dance Performance and a BBA in Business. She performed works at SMU by numerous artists including Joost Vrouenraets, Mel Tomlinson, Antony Tudor, and Joshua L. Peugh. She choreographed several pieces during her time at SMU. Hattie also studied at other dance institutions including San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Complexions, Bolshoi Academy, and ImpulzTans in Vienna, Austria. Hattie participated as a choreographer for New Dances 2016 and is excited to continue developing her artistic voice in her second season with Thodos Dance Chicago. She wants to thank her family, friends and God for their constant support.