Haley Van Patten is from Petoskey, Michigan, and grew up training at the Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet. After highschool, Haley attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pursuing a BFA in dance. Haley presented their choreographic work in collaboration with the School of Ballet dancers at the Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival’s Youth Performance in 2018, 2020 and 2021. Over the past year, Haley has enjoyed moving their work towards technical production and videography in dance. Over the summer, Haley held an internship with Bates Dance Festival, performing technical production duties for the festival’s performances. In addition to teaching with the School of Ballet this fall, Haley will be studying screendance one on one with the legendary Peter Sparling.