Haley Fitzgerald—aka the leading lady in some of our favorite Kyle Hanagami videos and dancer in Jennifer Lopez: All I Have in Las Vegas—has the inside scoop on dance-class style, plus advice for dancers building their own look.
How would you define your style?
Quirky, individual and intriguing. For me, comfort is a fundamental part of my look. It makes me feel confident. As long as I remain true to myself, what others think of my style doesn't matter.
How do you pull your look together?
The Bernard Baruch quote, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind," describes my thought process when I'm building a look. One of my favorite hobbies is finding clothing no one else wants and making it into something I love.
What advice do you have for dancers creating their own looks?
Being unique is the strongest style statement you can make. People don't want “cool"—they want you. That's what makes you stand out. Find what you like and don't be afraid to wear it. You might just start a trend yourself!
(Clockwise from top left) Hat, Just For Kix; Tube socks, Just For Kix; Jacket, Capezio; Shorts, Jo + Jax; Sneakers, Discount Dance Supply; T-Shirt, Sugar and Bruno (Lucas Chilczuk)