An Eastern Michigan University graduate with a degree in French & International Trade and a minor in Marketing, has been dancing for over 20 years. She has been formally trained in Cecchetti Ballet Grades I-IV, as well as being learned in other ballet methods. Along with Ballet, Kiyana has been trained in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary/Lyrical, and Modern methods including Horton, Graham, and Franklin. She has participated in many dance programs including Dance Theatre of Harlem’s, “Masters and Mentors”
Summer Intensive, in New York City, and was a dance major at Eastern Michigan University before changing her academic focus.
As an adult dancer, Kiyana took a much loved dive into the word of ballroom, teaching and choreographing for American Rhythm and Smooth at The Dance Pavilion. After traveling the country performing with her former partner in ladies’ styling for Zouk, Bachata and Salsa, she has refocused her current goals on a professional Ballroom career.
She has been training in International Latin under the instruction of Andrzej Przybyl to eventually compete pro/pro with her partner, Chad Brown. Kiyana recently received her USISTD Professional Certification in International Ballroom at the Associate level after completing a 30-hour teacher training program under the instruction of Izabela Jaworska. She is happy to announce that she passed her exams highly commended and looks forward to continuing her International education at the professional level.