HALEY HILTON is a young fair-skinned blonde woman in a white t-shirt and jeans. She sits cross-legged, surrounded by 8 girls in lavender-colored leotards and skirts.

Begin Again: Side Hustles!

Most dancers have side gigs to pay the bills. Here, I share how I chose my nonperformance jobs and how the combination of careers has benefited my dancing.

Haley Hilton is a fair-skinned young woman with long wavy blonde hair, wearing a brown short-sleeved dress. She sits in a recording booth with headphones on, in front of a microphone.

Begin Again: Try, Try Again

While I’m a dancer first, singing is still crucial to my goals. Now I have a reel I am happy with, as well as a voice coach on my team who knows what I need to do.

Haley Hilton is a young woman with fair skin and blonde hair, holding two massage tools for physical therapy.

Begin Again: Injuries—Gosh Dang It!

I would very much like to go back eight months in time and beg that naive version of myself to meet with a physical therapist before diving back into rigorous training. How I’m moving forward while managing an injury is this month’s topic.

Haley Hilton wears black leggings and tank top, and her husband Coleman Clyde wears a loose maroon short-sleeved T-shirt and dark pants. They have an arm around each other and are taking a selfie in a dance studio, with ballet barres in the background.

Begin Again: The Audition Grind

I’m ready to start auditioning, and hoping that someone will take a chance on me. This month I’m sharing a bit about my process for finding auditions, submitting self-tapes and taking advantage of networking opportunities without an agent.

Two feet stand on pointe in second positon

Begin Again: Finding My Perfect Pointe Shoe

Raise your hand if you knew that the shape of your feet can change over time. If you did, you’re smarter than me and I respect that. If you didn’t, welcome to the club! After nine years off of dancing, the last thing I anticipated to be a problem in my training was my feet. […]

Headshot of a blonde woman on a black background, her shirt draping down over her shoulder to show a scar above her left breast

Begin Again: Dealing With a Spoonful of Setbacks

When I was a young dancer, a teacher once told me that a day off in dance was like a week off in any other passion. Although this is a myth that’s been debunked, those words have still haunted me every day for the past nine years.

Begin Again: Figuring Out How to Train on a Budget

At 18 years old, when illness dragged me kicking and screaming off of the stage and into my bed, I felt as though I’d lost myself entirely. The physical pain was stunning, sure, but it was the loss of dance, of what I saw as my identity, that I struggled to cope with. Now, with […]

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