Kayla Banks (professional choreographer, dancer and actress) is from Denver, Colorado where she received her B.A. in Performing Arts and Business Administration from Colorado State University. She has danced professionally with Impact Dance Company in Colorado, performed with local artists in Portland and received a scholarship to train with NW Dance Project. She recently performed in an original work in New York City at The Public Theater under the choreographic direction of Emily Bufferd. She has choreographed and danced for events in Colorado, The Portland Musical Theatre Co., Anya Pearson: Shaking Tree Theatre, and led original projects. She has taught dance at studios such as The Portland Ballet, Laurelhurst Dance Studio and directs workshops around Portland. She is a recipient of the New Expressive Works residency program and is certified in the Ellove? technique. She is so excited to be part of the Colorado Ballet Education and Community Engagement Team.