Outside of the classroom, Dr. Halliday engages in various aspects of performance, including:
- emceeing and community discussion
- dance: West African, salsa, bachata, zumba, hip-hop
- visual art and music
- social media
2013-2017, Dr. Halliday and a friend ran the Love & Blackness Poetry Slam to provide a space for people to get together and share their poetry, read another poet's work or just bask in the glow of others. Offered once a month at a local coffeeshop, LBPS, became a staple event for graduate students, faculty, and staff at Purdue University. Some passersby also joined in and played music, including guitars and saxophones, which added a distinct element of fun and audience engagement in singalongs.
Dancing since a young age, Dr. Halliday considers myself a freelance amateur dancer, who seeks out a good sweat wherever she can find it. In 2010, she studied traditional dance and drumming under Mr. Moses Hooper at the School of African Rhythm and Dance (SARD) in Cape Coast, Ghana. After six weeks, she performed a solo dance called Takai.