PDI Faculty


Kayla started dancing at the age of 7 and quickly found her way into the competitive dance world. She spent 12 years competing and attending high level intensives and competitions all over Canada and the United States. Kayla was awarded dozens of scholarships and opportunities through her hard work and dedication to her craft and eagerly jumped to take on every opportunity she could to improve. She began teaching when she was 15 years old and has continued educating dancers ever since.

In 2012, Kayla was accepted into the Conteur Dance Academy under the direction of Eryn Waltman, where she spent the next two years immersed in the world of contemporary dance. Kayla trained an in depth 40 hours a week in ballet, contemporary, floor work, modern, partnering, choreography, improvisation, jazz, yoga, pilates, and more. In 2014 after graduating, Kayla spent the next two years dancing professionally for several entertainment and stage shows while also freelancing as a dance instructor.

By 2017, Kayla co-founded Beyond Dance Academy and carried out growing in the studio business for the next 4 years. The studio received two Readers Choice awards, countless top scoring overall awards and numerous top studio awards. Through these years, Kayla created an abundance of memorable, unique and authentically curated routines for the stage. In the summer of 2018 she travelled to New York City to the Martha Graham School for Contemporary Dance to learn the ins and outs of Graham Technique led by Virginie Mecéne.

Kayla now finds herself educating and training competitive dancers in contemporary, jazz and advanced technical classes. She continues to push the creative envelope in choreography with each routine she designs. By fostering safety and trust in the classroom, she is able to assist dancers to achieve their goals confidently as well as discover and enhance their artistry. Her passion, focus and genuine care for advancement in dance, make for her classes to be an exciting and educational experience.