Dancer, instructor, choreographer, filmmaker and visual artist, Haley Dimeck is passionate about actively learning from a range of different experiences, which constantly informs her teaching.
She graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2020 and has worked with exceptional choreographers throughout her training, including Jennifer Dallas, David Norsworthy, and Darryl Tracy. She has performed in Peggy Baker’s intensive repertoire as part of the dance: made in canada/fait au canada Festival, and Fall For Dance North’s 72-Person Ball Passing, by Charles Moulton. She has participated in Kenny Pearl’s Emerging Artist Intensives, which included new works by Robert Glumbek, Apolonia Velasquez, and Hanna Kiel. She was also part of James O’Hara’s work at TransFormation Danse, in Montreal.
Haley has assisted improvisation workshops and repertoire, at The School of TDT’s Pre-professional Intensive, under the mentorship of Julia Sasso. This, as well as completing Peggy Baker’s creative lab, has aided her artistic development. In 2019 she presented her first full-length work, The Hidden Revealed, with Unwrap Theatre. She worked closely with musician Michael Menegon, as the show was performed with live music.
As 2020 co-recipient of The Winchester Prize, Haley choreographed, directed and edited a dance film titled, Resurface, in collaboration with The School of TDT and Summerworks Performance Festival. During this residency she was mentored by renowned choreographer, Denise Fujiwara. She then created her second dance film, Exhale, in 2021, produced by Unwrap Theatre. Haley was also a featured artist for “In the Studio with Guelph Dancers” video series, as well as “Short and Sweet” in the Guelph Dance Festival.
Haley is inspired by following impulses that originate from the innate movement within everyone and everything. She is so grateful for the opportunity to share her love for movement with young dancers!