Hayley-Jean Doyle, Scotland
We’d like to start this holiday season by introducing you to Hayley-Jean Doyle, a dancer with autism who entered IODC 2022 and won both a scholarship to the Cooking Dance festival in Castelldefels, Spain and a T-shirt prize from TIRED Movement. But here’s the rub: no one knew of her condition during judging. Hayley-Jean won solely based on talent, training, and hard work. As it should be.
Choreography Online and the International Online Dance Competition are very, very proud to touch your hearts this holiday season with her story— as can only be told by Hayley-Jean herself.