Haily Foster

Elk Grove, CA

BFA Class of 2023

Where did you train?

I grew up training at Elite Studio of Dance in Elk Grove, CA for 7 years, then at Northern California Dance Conservatory for 2 years. I also attended San Francisco Ballet Summer Intensive in 2016 and Pacific Northwest Ballet Summer Intensive in 2017 and 2018.

What inspires you?

The structure of the world and life around us inspires me, such as the natural shapes of trees or the chaos of the world around me. I am also easily inspired by others in that I observe something I admire and enjoy watching others do, then I work to apply it to myself and add it to my creative toolbox.

Describe yourself in three words.

Eagle, peacock, giraffe.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

If I could choose something to eat or drink everyday for the rest of my life, I’d choose milk without hesitation.

What does it mean to be a part of USC Kaufman?

To be a part of USC Kaufman means that I have the privilege to be a part of the most innovative and forward-thinking dance education program in the country. The immense number of resources available to us both athletically and academically allows me to continue my education in dance as well as intertwine it with my interests in business and environmental science.