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


Kayla is currently performing in Anything Goes with Music Theater Works, running August 18-26.


She most recently performed in the ensemble of South Pacific at Drury Lane Theatre. Other credits include Billy Elliot, Little Me, New Faces Sing 1969 (Porchlight Music Theatre), Mary Poppins (Mercury Theater Chicago), Gypsy, and Mame (Music Theater Works, formerly Light Opera Works).


In addition to her stage credits, Kayla has worked in development, marketing, and finance for Goodman Theatre and Writers Theatre. She is an associate consultant for Artistic Fundraising Group,

providing grant writing and fundraising services for various nonprofits. 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