Kayla Miller was born in upstate New York where she began her dancing at the age of 5 at New Paltz School of Ballet under the direction of Lisa and Peter Naumann, previous company members of the New York City Ballet. She continued to study ballet, pointe, and jazz after moving down to Sarasota, FL. Kayla trained at Florida Ballet Arts Academy under the direction of MaryElizabeth Mock and was part of their pre-professional company.
Kayla then attended the University of Florida and joined a student-run dance organization on campus called Extreme Dance Company. From 2009-2012, Kayla was able to choreograph ballet, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre for Extreme’s semi-annual productions. She became the president of Extreme her senior year of college and graduated from the University of Florida in 2012 with a BA in Parks Recreation and Tourism and a Minor is Business. Kayla joined the Danscompany of Gainesville after graduation under the direction of Nina Cameron and performed in Cinderella, their holiday tradition.
In early 2014, Kayla joined Tampa Ballet Theatre after moving to the area. She has performed numerous roles in classical ballets including; The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quijote. Paquita, Coppelia, Raymonda, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and Firedbird. Her favorite roles include; the Mock Turtle in Alice in Wonderland, Helena in A Midsummer Nights Dream and Belle in Beauty and the Beast.