Kiera began as a competition dancer before she found her passion for classical and contemporary ballet her freshman year of high school. While attending her performing arts high school she simultaneously attended the Sarasota Ballet for advanced training. During her three years in high school, she participated in many workshops and summer programs including Alonzo King LINES Discovery Project for multiple years as well as the 2015 Summer Program in San Francisco, ArchCore40 directed by Arch Dance Company’s artistic director Jennifer Archibald in New York City, ABT’s Summer Intensive and Pittsburg Ballet Theater’s Company Experience for two years in a row. In 2017 Kiera graduated high school one year early and moved to Charlotte, NC to be a trainee with Charlotte Ballet. In her time there she had the honor of working with esteemed teachers and choreographers like Patricia McBride, Mark Diamond, Stephanie Martinez and Peter Chu. At the beginning of 2018 Kiera was asked to be the official understudy of the second company and later performed with them for the duration of the season in 2019, even dancing in a first company show’s run. From there, Kiera became a second company member with the Richmond Ballet at the beginning of the 2019 season. The first show she performed with Richmond Ballet was Balanchine’s Theme and Variations staged by both Jerri Kumery and Paul Boos. She also had the opportunity to work the artistic director, Stoner Winslett, on the first ballet she had ever choreographed for the company, Ancient Airs and Dances. Kiera worked closely with the second company director, Igor Antonov and most recently performed in all four acts of Swan Lake. She is also a dance teacher and choreographer who has choreographed many winning contemporary ballet solos and has dabbled in choreographing on large groups. Aside from dance, Kiera is working towards becoming an American Sign Language translator.