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KAYLA ELIZABETH FIORE

A creative and well-rounded individual expected to receive her undergraduate degree in May 2021.

Education 


University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI

September 2017 - Present 


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

  • Training in Graham and Humphrey modern techniques with 8 semesters of ballet

  • Coursework in Kinesiology, Music Theory, Academic Writing, and Teaching Methods

  • Translating choreographic practices to showcases for emerging artists


Performing Arts Management and Entrepreneurship Minor

  • Coursework in running an arts organization, grant writing, arts fundraising, and marketing

  • Independent Study Practicum on safely producing dance film during a pandemic


Additional Experience


University of South Florida; Paris, France

June 2019; January 2020 - May 2020

Dance in Paris Program

  • Trained in daily technique, world dance forms, dance and art history, yoga, and French language

  • Intensive choreography workshops from European artists in Berlin, Germany

  • Attended weekly performances by a variety of globally-recognized artists


Work Experience


EXCEL Lab and Career Center; Ann Arbor, MI

July 2020 - Present

Dean’s Liaison for the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

  • Develops events and workshops in career development for students

  • Communicates between students, Dance Department faculty, and guest artist

  • Creates innovative ways to engage peers in a virtual setting 


DaPoPa (Danse Pour Parkinson); Paris, France

January 2020 - March 2020

Intern for the Associate Artist of DaPoPa

  • Developed proposals in improvisation and somatic practices in connection with Parkinson’s disease

  • Documented weekly classes for research and archival purposes


Academic Organizations


Dance Student Assembly (DSA); University of Michigan

October 2017 - Present

  • Communicating between peers and faculty to create active and fair change 

  • Represents proper classroom etiquette and positive attitude within the classroom  

Executive Board; Treasurer

  • Raises money for future student-lead activities within Dance Student Assembly

  • Organizes fundraisers with local Ann Arbor businesses

  • Budgeting events for dance students, faculty, and alumni to connect during the academic year


Arts in Color (AIC); University of Michigan 

January 2019 - Present

  • Cultivating leadership skills towards a more accessible, diverse, and inclusive arts sector

  • Space for intersectionality, performance art, and participating in difficult conversations 

“Range of Reaction”; Production Team for the 2021 Arts in Color Showcase

  • Applied for and received grants to support 6 selected choreographers

  • Lead weekly production team meetings

  • Produced professional-level product in a virtual format


Performance Experience 


“Circumpunct”; by Kelly Hirina

August 2018 - May 2019

Committed weekly to train in Double Skin Double Mind technique

Analyzed new discoveries and translated into an MFA capstone performance 


“Dangling Conversations”; by Guy Nader and Maria Campos

July 2019

Researched intensive modern-based partnering techniques 

Performed in the B12 Contemporary Dance Festival; Berlin, Germany


“Parting Shot”; by Kayla Fiore and Emily Vanduinen

November 2019

Choreographed and performed in the 2019 Arts in Color Showcase

Selected to choreographic based on written proposal 


“Fall(s)”; Choreographer by Missy Beck

February 2018

Performed in the Annual University of Michigan Dance Department Showcase


University of Michigan Senior Capstone Performances

December 2017 - Present

Selected to perform in BFA senior thesis concerts for 8 semesters


First-Year Touring Company; University of Michigan

January 2018 - May 2018

Toured multiple dance works around the State of Michigan

Assisted with management tasks to help coordinate performance venues


Young! Tanzsommer Tour; Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland

January 2015 - June 2015

Rehearsed intensively with resident artists

Performed in an assortment of works to a wide variety of enthusiastic audiences


Awards 


University of Michigan Academic Honor Roll

August 2017 - Present


University of Michigan Department of Dance Merit Scholarship

August 2017 - Present


A. Elaine Bychinsky Award for Performers of Promise in Dance

August 2017 - Present

Betty Pease Scholarship

August 2020 - Present

Meta Weiser EXCEL Fund 

August 2020