Haley Henderson Smith - Ballet West Principal Artist

Born: Ventura, Calif.
Joined Ballet West:
Promoted to Principal: 2013 

Current Repertoire: “Dracula’s Bride” in Ben Stevenson’s Dracula; “Dark Angel” in Balanchine’s Serenade; “Choleric” in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments; “Waltz of the Flowers” and “Arabian” in Willam Christensen’s The Nutcracker; “The Lilac Fairy” in Adam Sklute’s newly conceived and produced The Sleeping Beauty; Jiri Kylian's Sinfonietta; Balanchine's Chaconne; and in the 2011 world premieres of Emily Adams' Regarding Us and Avichai Scher's White Noise.

Training: Clarissa Boeriu in Ventura, Calif.

Notable Roles: “Penny/Ensemble” in Dirty Dancing National Tour; “Dark Angel” in Balanchine’s Serenade with Ballet San Jose; “Third Theme” in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments; “Long Tall Sally” in Blue Suede Shoes; “The Sugar Plum Fairy” in The Nutcracker; “Myrtha” in Giselle; “Palmyra” in Abdallah with Royal Danish Ballet; “The Lilac Fairy” in The Sleeping Beauty; “Rose” in Twyla Tharp's The Fugue; “Arabian” in The Nutcracker.

Favorite Roles: “Long Tall Sally” in Blue Suede Shoes (2007); “Penny” in Dirty Dancing (2008)

Additional Information: Haley Henderson Smith joined the Royal Danish Ballet in 2000 at age 17 where she danced through 2006. She then danced with American Ballet Theatre during their 2006 Metropolitan Opera House season as a guest from the Royal Danish Ballet, appearing in their entire repertoire.