Hayley McKernan

Hayley McKernan is the Principal of the Orana Dance Centre located in Dubbo, NSW. Hayley started ballet at the age of 8 years and was trained locally in Dubbo before moving to Sydney at the age of 15 to continue her full time training at Tanya Pearson’s Classical Coaching Academy. She secured her first dancing position when she was just 17 years with the Queensland Ballet Company where she was quickly promoted to soloist within a year of joining. At the age of 21 years Hayley moved to London where she danced with the Royal Ballet Company for a period of 2 years. She then moved on to the USA where she danced with the San Francisco Ballet Company and where she remained for the following 6 years. After moving back home to Australia she worked at Marie Walton Mahon’s National College of Dance in Newcastle for 3 years as a choreographer and teacher and completed her Certificate IV in training and assessing before settling back in Dubbo. Hayley has worked with many famous choreographers such as William Forsythe, Helgi Tómasson and Wayne McGregor and has danced for dignitaries from the Queen to the President of France. Hayley has trained in all dance genres and specialises in Classical Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance. She is especially looking forward to adjudicating the troupes sections of the Wollongong Eisteddfod in 2018.



Dance Troupes

Speech and Drama

Senior Vocals

Modern Vocals Pop and Musical Theatre


String Instruments

Wind Instruments