Kayla is excited to be joining the L.A. Dance Academy team this year. She has adored all aspects of dance and performing since the age of 5. She has trained and competed in various disciplines including Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre .Through her dance experience she has had many opportunities to train with professional choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Mandy Moore, Adam Parsons, Scott Hislop and many more at dance conventions in Winnipeg and Minneapolis; such as Triple Threat, Jump and LADF. After high school graduation she was able to travel to Los Angeles and take classes at Edge Performing Arts Centre with renowned choreographers, including Tabitha and Napolean. She has performed on stage in Downtown Disney in Disney World. Kayla is a recipient of dance scholarships from Triple Threat Dance Convention, Jump Dance Convention and Manitoba Dance Festival, Hip Hop category.
Kayla joined the Blue Lightning Dance Team in 2010, supported and performed on the sidelines for our Winnipeg Blue Bomber CFL Team. She gained new cheerleading stunt skills when the team became the Blue Bomber Cheer Dance Team in 2012. She had the opportunity to dance at four Grey Cups, around Canada, in front of millions of viewers. She performed with Canadian artists; Johnny Reid, Down With Webster, The Arkells and Heldey. Kayla had the opportunity to dance on stage with Weird Al Yankovic in his 2010 and 2012 concerts in Winnipeg, during his parody of Smells Like Teen Spirit. She also got to perform on stage with Hedley, for a second time, during their 2014 concert tour in Winnipeg.
Kayla graduated from University of Winnipeg with her Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Theatre studies. She has been sharing her passion of teaching dance and performing for 10 years and now has the opportunity teaching a dance program in the Seven Oaks School Division. She cannot wait to share her enthusiasm, creativity and love of teaching with the students and staff of L.A. Dance Academy.