Hazel trained at The Royal Ballet School and the Allesley School of Dance. She initially performed as a classical dancer as a soloist with various companies and in shows including Vienna Festival Ballet (Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Cinderella, Coppelia), Rhythm of the Dance, Spirit of the Dance. Hazel later moved into contemporary and dance theatre, working with many choreographers including Matthew Bourne (New Adventures Company, Edward Scissorhands), Will Tuckett (Wind in the Willows (Mole), Pinocchio), Wayne McGregor and Kim Brandstrup. Opera dance credits include The Royal Opera’s Iphigenie en Tauride, Don Giovanni, Die Frau Ohne Schatten (soloist), ENO’s Rigoletto & La Traviata and Glyndebourne’s Rinaldo. Commercially Hazel has worked with Basement Jaxx and The Spinto Band and has advertised Telenor Mobile Phones.
Hazel has worked as movement director, choreographer and assistant director for many dance and opera productions at Glyndebourne, Scottish Opera and the Iford Festival. She has taught internationally, and is currently teaching for London Studio Centre & Bird College and works as rehearsal director for the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain.