Kayla Luoma has been dancing and performing since the age of 2 and competed since the age of 6. She trained under the direction of her grandfather, Jim Caisse, and mother, Melissa Caisse. She formerly co-directed their family owned dance studio alongside her mother that ran successfully for 56 years.
Kayla has studied with Juan Sanzhez, Joe Melchiona, Paul Franklin, Sarah Jo Fazio, Raymond Lukens of ABT, Rhapsody, Geo, Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Dave Scott, Nappy Tabs, and has assisted for dancer/ choreographer Cris Judd. Kayla has attended and premiered on the FOX Network television show “SYTYCD” Seasons 8 and 10 auditions making it to the top 50 girls both times. Kayla also trained at the Ballet Seminar at UNLV for four years. She has done guest performances and choreography for MIMO Theater group in Florida as well as many dance conventions and performances abroad such as representing the U.S. in Bermuda at the Goombay Festival, Norwegian Cruiseline, Mexico, Las Vegas, and N.Y.C.
Although Kayla’s roots are in tap, jazz, and ballet, her main focus is in contemporary, hip hop, fusion, and jazz. As she is a true believer in being a well-rounded performer she keeps busy by taking classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and attending annual workshops and continuing to train in all genres. She is a graduate of Dean College with an AA in dance. She has assisted and worked with the Boston University dance team and is a member of the Boston Community Dance Project contemporary company based in Boston M.A. in which she opened for singer/ songwriter Erene, performed in NYC Carnival Choreographers Ball, Brickhouse’s “Openhouse” showcase in Times Square NYC, and “Built on Stilts” Agriculture Fair.
She recently was featured in a commercial for Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. You can find Kayla teaching classes in Boston MA along with studios across the east coast. She is currently an adjudicator and choreographer for High Demand and Dancin’ in the Streets dance competitions. Kayla has an undying passion and desire for dance, which she endlessly enjoys passing on in her classes.