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"My decision to pursue a degree in Dance Studies, is one of the best decisions I've ever made in life. It's has taught me interdisciplinary skills, the important of community engagement, creative thinking and problem solving and social etiquette."

One of the many reasons....
Join Me on January 20, 2018 for MORE!


Kayla Harley--a Storyteller, Dancer, Choreographer, Writer, and Director is a native to the DC Metropolitan Area. Harley began her training at Suitland High School for the Visual/Performing Arts in Forestville, MD. While in highschool she received advanced training at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Dance Theatre of Harlem Kennedy Center Residency. Harley attend the 2009 NFAA YoungArts Week as an exceptional dancer recieving the Level II Award in Modern Dance. She attended Alonzo King LINES Ballet in San Francisco, CA for her BFA in Dance. Upon gratuation, Kayla relocated to Chicago, IL as a 2013 Season Apprentice for River North Dance Chicago Company. She later took on the role of Tantomile in the Tony Award Winning Broadway Show, CATS with Paramount Theatre of Aurora. Harley has a danced with a various dance companies including Collage Dance Colletive, Brooklyn Ballet, Eudora Ballet, Valentin Projects, Carnival Chicago, Deeply Rooted Chris Choreography and The Collectif Project. She's worked along side well known choreographers: Matthew Powelll (Flesh & Bone), Kevin Thomas, Robert Garland (Dance Theater of Harlem), Gregory Dawson, Darell Grand Moultrie, Francesca Harper (Alvin Ailey), Mariana Lausic, Robert Moses Kin, Arturo Fernandez (LINES Ballet), Ana Lopez and more.
Harley was featured on ABC's TV Series Forever as Ballerina #1 and Norwegian Cruiseline Creative Studios Stage as an Entertainer. She emerged herself as an Independent Artist and Chororegrapher: Art All Night DC with work entitled "Nefertiti Walks" and the sequel "Queening". 
She is a certified GYROKINESIS® Apprentice Instructor at the Elements Center for Wellness and Fitness.








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