Haley Neisser began dancing at the age of 3 at Los Angeles Ballet Academy under the instruction of Andrea Paris. She has attended summer programs at Art of Forsythe (Berlin), IBStage (Barcelona), Richmond Ballet (with a full scholarship), School of American Ballet, and Kaatsbaan.
At the age of 16 Haley went to Virginia School of the Arts, a boarding school for dance. After high school, Haley spent two years as a trainee with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. There, she performed ballets such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Coppelia under the instruction of artistic directors Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik. Haley also danced various contemporary works and original pieces set by choreographers such as Carlos dos Santos (Alvin Ailey) and Ma Cong (Tulsa Ballet).
Haley has been with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet for four seasons and has performed works by Balanchine including Swan Lake, Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Walpurgisnacht Ballet, and Emeralds.