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Final Project DAN 455 April 30th, 2012


B I O G R A P H Y

 Born and raised in Raleigh, NC  Junior at Meredith College pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies with a minor in Religious and Ethical Studies  Trained in modern, ballet, hip hop, jazz, and improvisation  Performed with Meredith Dance Theatre and Meredith Jazz & Tap Company  Performed in DanceWorks for 3 years; choreographed for 2 years


 Assistant Stage Manager for Carol Finley’s self-produced dance concert Little Utopia  Vice President of Silver Shields, a leadership honors society  Class of 2013 Odd Ball  Enjoys teaching dance of all styles to students of any age in a dance studio setting  2012 Certificate of Outstanding Student Performance  2012 Meredith Dance Theatre Dedication Award


Personal Mission Statement

Kayla’s mission is to glorify God while contributing to the art of dance by offering quality dance training and performance opportunities to students in a Christian environment.


 Community: A sense of responsibility and contribution to the society that defines us

 Faith: A strong belief system that is the foundation of every other core value

 Innovation: Coming out with new and creative ideas that have the potential to change the world

 Advocacy: Supporting and promoting the arts; making the vitality of the arts well known

 Passion: Putting heart, mind, and soul into every aspect of the job to achieve the best results


Performance Repertory Getting There Choreographed by Carol Finley Performed at Meredith and UNC -Modern

Say Something Choreographed by Eleanor Smith -Modern

We Got The Beat! Choreographed by Whitney Jones -Jazz

1Up Choreographed by Areli Perez -Hip hop


Performance Repertory 27 Million Betsy Graves Modern; selected for American College Dance Festival 2012 Gala

Tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky Choreographed by ChloĂŤ Williams Ballet and Modern

Joy Cometh In The Morning Choreographed by Felice Williams African and Modern

Sunday Morning Choreographed by Terria Bates Liturgical


Choreographic Repertory Had Enough Hip hop duet DanceWorks 2011


Choreographic Repertory Art Sehcro 14 dancers Mix of jazz, modern, and hip hop; based on musicality DanceWorks 2012; chosen for the Gala


Strategic Plan  May 2013

Graduate from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies and a Religious and Ethical Studies Minor; audition for Carol Finley Dance Group

 June 2013

Begin summer nanny position; find one or two teaching jobs at local studios

 2015

Work as a full time nanny; continue teaching at dance studios; begin certification in Zumba; audition for Dance For Christ

 2017

Work as a part-time nanny; have long term teaching positions at dance studios; teach Zumba; perform with CFDG or DFC when possible


Contact/Booking

For more information: Mail: Kayla Mason 1025 Northclift Drive Raleigh, NC 27609 Email: masonkay@email.meredith.edu Call: 919-610-5917


Kayla Mason