Welcome to The Lotus Studio
Meet The Lotus Studio Team
A native of San Antonio Texas, Mrs. Haney graduated from Holmes High School. In 1988, she
attended a dance competition where she was selected as Miss American Dance Team out of
300 hundred soloist. She continued her dance career by auditioning to perform with the
Guadalupe Dance Company. She has had the privilege to work with renowned dancers Felipe
De la Rosa, Javier Villegas, La Chique, Raul Valdez, Ricardo Munuz and the City of San
Antonio on the Arneson River Theater for 20 years. Mrs. Haney’s professional training led her to
perform with Guadalupe Dance Company where she was offered a job touring the Country.
Mrs. Haney moved to Salem in 2004 and started “The Studio” in 2006 she joined the
Courthouse Athletic Club to find a home for her Dance Studio but in June 2011, she opened the
Doors to the The Lotus Studio to make a permanent home for both her Youth Dance Students
and her Adult Students.
In addition to her 48 years of experience, she is CPR certified and she is a
Multi-Certified 200E-RYT Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor she teaches
Vinyasa Flow Yoga ,Yin Yoga ,Power Yoga, Senior Yoga, Chair Yoga and Tai Chi. She holds
multiple Zumba licenses: including Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba and
Zumbatomic. She also hoIds multiple certifications to teach the Senior population: Silver and Fit,
SilverSneakers and Senior Stretch.
Marci is happily married to Mike Haney and they share three children.
She strives to bring enjoyment through her own love of dance and fitness while inspiring
students of all levels to reach their potential.
I have been a dancer since age two, and have had the opportunity to explore many different styles of dance such as Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Flamenco, and African. I attended Western Oregon University on a dance scholarship where I earned my BS in Exercise Science with minors in both Human Biology and Dance. I have worked for The Lotus Studio for the past 10 years and love what I do.
I’ve been a dancer for 18 years. I performed my first recital at the age two and I’ve since performed and choreographed for numerous recitals and events throughout my life. I performed with the Eugene Ballet Company in “The Nutcracker” for four years, playing roles such as a “Mouse”, an “Angel”, the “Naughty Ladybug”, and a “Party Guest”. My primary focuses are Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Tap. However I also do Pointe, Acro, Flamenco, Lyrical, and Theatrical.
I have danced for nine years at The Lotus Studio and have been an instructor for two. I specialize in Hip Hop dance and am exploring choreographing my own pieces. I love to dance because it’s a passion that I put all my free time and effort into, and I have found it truly pays off.
I grew up in Woodburn, OR and began dancing through Danza Huitzilopochtli, a local school focused on the conservation of Aztec Dance. I went on to continue dancing through my High School’s dance team. I began my official ballet training during High School at Willamette Ballet Academy (Woodburn, OR). After graduating High School, I went to Western Oregon University for my BA in Dance, where I began my studies and training in other genres. During my time at WOU, I worked with Rainbow Dance Theatre (Monmouth, OR) and Company Movimiento (Eugene, OR). Now I am a WOU graduate working at The Lotus Studio and Willamette Ballet Academy teaching Ballet, Creative Movement, and Dance Composition.