Throughout her childhood and into adolescence she studied ballet, obtaining Grade 8 with the Royal Academy of Dance. Haig attended Red Hill Consolidated School and then Toorak College for her high school education. She was a head prefect and completed her Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. She was accepted into the University of Melbourne to study Arts but deferred for one year to teach English in Vietnam at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology with Lattitude Global Volunteering. A year after returning to Melbourne to pursue her studies Haig was accepted in the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts to study acting. She graduated in 2008 at age 23.