Kayla Fiore

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Bachelor of Fine Arts

Kayla Fiore is a dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, and arts activist from the Chicagoland area in Illinois. She is receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance and a minor in performing arts management and entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan. Kayla is the 2021 Dean’s Liaison for the EXCEL Lab in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. For the past two years, Kayla has been treasurer on the Executive Board for Dance Student Assembly. She was also on the production team for Arts in Color’s “Range of Reaction” 2020 Showcase; an annual performance committed to showcasing diverse work within the social justice and arts sector. Kayla also choreographed and performed in the Arts in Color 2019 Showcase. Additionally, Kayla has traveled to Paris and Berlin to study dance and art history, while working with choreographers from around the globe. She is grateful to be awarded the A. Elaine Bychinsky Award for Performers of Promise in Dance from 2017 through 2021.


Performance Experience:
“Circumpunct”; by Kelly Hirina Double Skin Double Mind technique MFA capstone performance
“Dangling Conversations”; by Guy Nader and Maria Campos B12 Contemporary Dance Festival; Berlin, Germany
“Fall(s)”; Choreographed by Missy Beck Annual University of Michigan Dance Department Power Center Showcase
University of Michigan Senior Capstone Performances Selected to perform in 6 different concerts

Choreographic Experience:
“Between the Cracks”; by Kayla Fiore Screendance performance for senior capstone solo
“The Whispers Outside”; by Kayla Fiore Duet performance choreographed remotely in collaboration with dancers
“Parting Shot”; by Kayla Fiore and Emily Vanduinen Choreographed and performed in the Arts in Color Showcase

Additional Experience:
Dance in Paris Program, trained in daily technique, art history, yoga, and French language, Choreography workshops from European artists in Berlin, Germany Performed a self-choreographed solo to a wide audience in downtown Paris

Work Experience:
EXCEL Lab and Career Center; Ann Arbor, MI
Dean’s Liaison for the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre
Dance DaPoPa (Danse Pour Parkinson); Paris, France
Intern for the Associate Artist of DaPoPa

Academic Organizations:
Dance Student Assembly (DSA); University of Michigan Executive Board; Treasurer
Arts in Color (AIC); University of Michigan

Production Experience:
“Range of Reaction”; Arts in Color
“Fabricated Reality: does it matter if it’s real or inside my head?”; Senior Capstone

University of Michigan Academic Honor Roll; Highest Honor August 2017 – May 2021
University of Michigan Department of Dance Merit Scholarship August 2017 – May 2021
A. Elaine Bychinsky Award for Performers of Promise in Dance August 2017 – May 2021
Betty Pease Scholarship August 2017 – May 2021