I always liked the idea of being in charge of my future until it actually started happening.
-High School Musical
My name is Hailey Smith, although to most of my friends I am known as Hails. I was born to be an artist, art has always been a passion of mine. My preferred mediums are clay, oil paints, and other mixed medias. Art gives me a sense of freedom, the action of bringing a thought to life makes me excited and accomplished. Preforming is something else I am passionate about. I have been a competitive dancer since I was 7 years old, Learning Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet and in the process, learning about myself. Dance has given me the opportunity to step out of my shell and be confident, even if it only lasts for the duration of a song. I am a relatively shy person, so when the opportunity came around to join the school theatre program I was extremely hesitant to join. To my surprise I fell in love with theatre.
In 5 years I see myself graduating Emily Carr or another art school, heading towards a career in design. I am not certain what I want to be yet, but who is? In 5 years I also see myself being certified to teach the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) ballet syllabus.
Currently I teach Musical Theatre at Vela Academy of Movement (my second home/ dance studio). I love teaching the little kids. With the few classes I teach a week a am developing my leadership abilities and how to work with others, no matter the age. My job is to Teach the children, help them learn and create a competition piece for them. I love my job and am so thankful to have been given this amazing opportunity. I also work as on art teacher, teaching drawing and oil painting.
This here is everything in my life that makes me who I am today.