Hayley has been in many choirs for seven years now. She joined choir when she was younger because of her love for singing. This is her second year in madrigal, and her third year in Costa Mesa High School choir.
She joined her love for singing with her love for performing and performed in musicals. She has been in over 25 musicals and plays; 6 of which were at Mesa. Her mom owns the Attic Theater in Costa Mesa, so Hayley has been able to practice and perform with many local actors.
Last year, Hayley left Mesa and attended Burbank High School. She switched schools because she had a cousin that went there, and also because of the show choir that they had.
She auditioned kind of just for fun, but actually got in to the highest choir. So she discussed it with her parents and she moved to Burbank with her mom while her dad stayed in Costa Mesa for work.
Once she got there she “fell in love” with their show choir. She would live in Burbank during the week and then come home on the weekends to see her family and friends.
With the Burbank show choir, she got the opportunity to perform in many states, and the group was almost a part of a television show; like a real life Glee. They made it to the last stages of filming, but the school decided not to let it air because of the impact it might have on the students.
She misses Burbank and the show choir that they offer because that’s something we don’t have. It made her a better performer and helped her learn new things about herself.
She hopes to become a professional performer when she graduates college, and wants to perform musicals on Broadway in New York City.
If she doesn’t become a performer, her second choice would be to do something that involves marine wildlife.
Her mom has had the greatest influence on her throughout her life. “She’s really supportive of me.” Hayley said. After all, she was the one that got her interested in dance and performing when she was younger, and helps her in the new adventures in her life.