Hayley Meier

Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Dance
Portrait of Hayley Meier, Dancer and Choreographer


Touching the Stars Sensor Demonstration
Sunday, March 13, 1 p.m.
Rooftop Stage

StellarScape Premiere
Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m.
Surround Stage


Touching the Stars Sensor Demonstration

See and try motion sensors paired with thermal cameras through a series of interactive art modules as was used in StellarScape. 

StellarScape [Premieres Sunday]

StellarScape is an unprecedented combination of music, dance, and cinematography, blended with state-of-the-art data visualization and astrophysical simulation. The theme is astronomical, but the vision is humanistic. It shows that computers can be harnessed to create complex and evocative music, and technology can be deployed to display the grace of human movement and dance. The main outcome of this project will be to draw new audiences to a modern, science inspired multimedia work.


Hayley received her early training from the Draper Center for Dance Education in New York, then earned her BFA in Dance at the University of Arizona where she performed lead in George Balanchine’s, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux and Serenade, and Ben Stevenson’s pas de deux, End of Time. In 2009, she became a company member of the Rochester City Ballet, in 2011 she joined River North Dance Chicago for five seasons where she performed all over the world, most notably as the lead female in Ivan Perez’s U.S. premiere of Flesh. Hayley has also performed as a guest artist for numerous companies.

Hayley is fully certified in four Pilates apparatus: Mat, Reformer, Wunda Chair, and Cadillac, with advanced studies in Jumpboard and pre- and post-natal Pilates. At the height of the pandemic, Hayley founded Body by Hayley, a virtual full-body Pilates Mat class that focuses on strength-building, stability, proper alignment, longevity, and connectivity to others.

From 2017-2018, Hayley became UArizona School of Dance Artist in Residence, and completed her MFA in Dance at the University in May 2020. She is on faculty with the University as a full-time Assistant Professor of Practice and Undergraduate Advisor in the School of Dance.