Kayla Banks (choreographer) is from Denver, Colorado and received her BA in Performing Arts and Business Administration from Colorado State University. She has danced professionally with Impact Dance Co. and trained here in Portland with NW Dance Project. She has performed in states such as Colorado, Oregon and New York City. She has choreographed for school events, musical theater companies, artists and self works. She teaches dance at various studios such as The Portland Ballet, MAC (Multnomah Arts Center) and (Com)Motion. She is the 2018 recipient of the New Expressive Works Artist Residency where her work will premiere in March 2019. Her recent work includes dancing and creating with Dancing Earth Contemporary Indigenous Dance Creations. She hopes to continue making an impact in her community.