Hadley Kaufmann was born and raised in Oakland, California, and received her training from Oakland Ballet School and Contra Costa Ballet. She has spent summers dancing in New York, Philadelphia and Prague. While attending UC Santa Barbara and receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Communication, she trained under Nilas Martins and Monique Meunier and performed works by Balanchine such as Concerto Barocco and Who Cares?. She spent her last semester of University living in Copenhagen where she continued her training at Tivoli Ballet. Upon returning to the US, she danced with Peninsula Ballet Theatre and guested in OBT’s 2023 summer performance before joining the company for the 23-24 season.