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


Currently performing in Pippin at Mercury Theater Chicago, she most recently appeared as Erma in Anything Goes with Music Theater Works. Other Chicago credits include South Pacific (Drury Lane Theatre), 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: Collin Quinn Rice

"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

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