Kayla is a Chicago-based performer and arts administrator originally hailing from Youngstown, Ohio. 


She is currently rehearsing for South Pacific with Drury Lane Theatre, running April 5 - June 17. 


Kayla most recently appeared in Billy Elliot with Porchlight Music Theatre, where she performed in the ensemble while serving as assistant choreographer and dance captain. Other recent credits include Mary Poppins (Mercury Theater Chicago), Gypsy, Mame (Light Opera Works), Little Me and New Faces Sing 1969 (Porchlight Music Theatre).


In addition to her stage credits, Kayla has worked in development, marketing, and finance for Goodman Theatre and Writers Theatre. Passionate about the arts and creative expression, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing & Editing from Youngstown State University and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.


Catch her if you can.

Photos: James Jin Images, Dancers of New York

"It's not the having; 

it's the getting."


Elizabeth Taylor



"It's communication;

that's what theatre is all about."


Chita Rivera


"I have only one rule in acting:

Trust the director and give him heart and soul."


Ava Gardner



actress, dancer, singer, choreographer

About kayla