Manon Hallay

"I would love to bring joy and confidence to anyone who would come to take one of my class or anyone who would see my shows."


Name: Manon Haley

Location: New-York/NY/United States

Website: http://www.manonhallay.com

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/red.frog/

Profession: Model

Email Address: red.frogm@gmail.com


About: I was born in France and started dancing in the « Conservatoire de Tarbes » at the age of 4 than moved to Bordeaux at 13 to study in a pre-professional course.
Two years later I have been accepted to the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and had the opportunity to work with the choreographer as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui or Micheal Shannon.
I moved out to New-York four years ago to integrate the Alvin Ailey school as a scholarship student. I am now a freelance dancer and apparat of several company like the Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater since 2014. Vision Contemporary Ballet since 2017 or Les Ballets Nomades. Furthermore, I joined ‘Notes in Motion’ in September as a teaching artist. 

New-York city truly opened my eyes to the world and the possibility that each of us has if we are willing put our heart into it. 

I started modelling when I arrived in the Big Apple, and I had the chance to shoot with some incredible photographer like Omar Z. Robles.

Tell us something about yourself. What you do, passion and aspiration in life?: As I wrote before, I am a freelance dancer which bless me with the capacity of having my passion for my job. My aspiration is to be able to share my passion and make people experience how dance changed my life. I would love to bring joy and confidence to anyone who would come to take one of my class or anyone who would see my shows.

What is the most challenging part of your profession?: Nothing is granted, you always have to work as hard as the first to keep the quality, the technic, the artistic of every steps. It's a very humbling process but it makes it very hard physically and mentally- you can't only give 50% of yourself but this is what we all love, trying to reach the unreachable.

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