Kyla is the founder/artistic director of Dance Key West. A graduate of SUNY Fredonia, Kyla has danced and shown her work at Lincoln Center, Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts and all over Key West. In addition to her work with Dance Key West, Kyla has also danced with Daniel Gwirtzman, Paradise Ballet Theatre, The Key West Pops, Core Project Chicago, The Buffalo Jills NFL Cheerleaders, The Love Show NYC and for artist Manuel Mendive during the first US-Cuba museum exchange in 5 decades. Kyla loves teaching and has been fortunate to share her love of dance and movement with many wonderful organizations including Donna Roll’s Young Artist Program and NYC-based Educational Performance Tours. Kyla is proud to be a studio artist at The Studios of Key West. Recent favorite projects include: The ReMARCable Dance Project, a program she created for adults with developmental disabilities, and choreography for ‘Ok, Toilet Bowl’ (STEVENSTEVEN).

Jordan Fife Hunt trained at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas, Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, The Boston Conservatory of Music, and the Broadway Theatre Project. Credits include: A Chorus Line (1st National Broadway Revival Tour, Paper Mill Playhouse, Theatre Under The Stars, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, The Marriott Theatre), On The Town (The Marriott Theatre), Fiorello! (City Center Encores), Aladdin (The Muny), Where’s Charley? (City Center Encores), Zanna, Don’t (SpeakEasy Stage Company), Cats (Lubbock Moonlight Musicals), La Cage aux Folles (The Marriott Theatre). Concert dance credits include: Benjamin Briones Ballet, Veracity Dance Theatre, In-Sight Dance Company, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Dance Key West, GIG - The Show. Choreography credits include: “Call Me Baby” (music video for recording artist Brittany Campbell), “House of Glass” (music video for recording artist Brittany Campbell), The Broadway Dolls - Resident Choreographer. What’s Next: Mary Poppins (Lubbock Moonlight Musicals), The Little Mermaid (Alabama Shakespeare Festival). jordanfifehunt.com

Originally from Traverse City, MI Brent began his training at Dance Arts Academy and Ballet Etc. He continued on as a dance major at Western Michigan University. His first professional job was with the Milwaukee Ballet Company where he performed a variety of classical and contemporary roles by some of the leading choreographers for the next four years. Brent has also danced for the Ballet NY, Ballet X, Connecticut Ballet, New York Theatre Ballet, San Diego Opera, Toledo Opera, Carolina Opera, Dance Key West, Lustig Dance Theatre, and the Oakland Ballet. Some of his performance highlights include Forsythe’s “Slingerland duet”, Balanchine’s “Agon” and “Who Cares”, Stanton Welch’s “Orange”, Iago in John Butler’s “Othello”, and Mark Goddens “The Magic Flute”. His classical repertoire includes Swan Lake, Giselle, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Don Q, Dracula, and Romeo & Juliet. Brent is also a choreographer and has created work for a variety of companies as well as his own company that he is the founder and co-artistic director of, The Traverse City Dance Project(tcdanceproject.org). Brent is a licensed Massage Therapist(brentwhitneymassage.setmore.com) and has his associates degree in occupational health.

Angela Harriell is the founder and choreographer of the theater dance company, The Love Show. Her choreography has been performed across the United States as well as in Egypt and Japan. She has worked with Elisa Monte and David Brown dance, Randy James Danceworks, and taught dance at Binghamton University, Lincoln Center, and The Joffrey.

Angela’s work has been seen at The Delacorte Theater, The Flea Theater, HERE theater, The New York Burlesque Festival, The New York Fringe Festival, White Wave Dance Festival, The Philly Fringe Festival’s Late Night Cabaret, House of Yes (earning her a New York Innovative Theatre Awards Outstanding Choreography nomination), and different nightclubs throughout New York. She has set original works for The Public Theater’s Public Works series, as well as Jerboa Dance of Seattle and Dance Key West in Key West, Florida. Cointreau and Vogue magazine have commissioned pieces from her, and she has created and directed several full-length contemporary ballets, including “Nutcracker: Rated R”, which sold out in its runs for seven seasons in New York and was performed in Tokyo, “Dance Mayhem: A Grindhouse Ballet”, which debuted at New York’s Theatre 80 to great acclaim, and two major collaborations with singer/songwriter Corn Mo and his anthemic rock band, .357 Lover. Her work has thrice been selected to be presented at special galas at the National Arts Club, whereAngela has performed along with such luminaries as Elaine Stritch, F. Murray Abraham, Tammy Grimes, Charles Busch and Julie Halston.

Angela was a Hammerstein Beauty at Simon Hammerstein’s notorious downtown supper club, The Box, and also performed with Brooklyn Ballet, Brooklyn Repertory Opera and Opéra Français de New York. Angelawas commissioned to create original choreography for the New York screening of “The Antics Roadshow”, a new film by Banksy, and choreographed an original piece for The Public Theater to premiere at The Delacorte for Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Twelfth Night. Her company has been featured in TDF.org‘s online magazine “Meet The Company”, and The New York Post and many other publications have praised her choreography, and The New York Times sent a reporter to follow her troupe’s exploits on Bastille Day.

Denis began studying dance in NYC at the infamous JoJo’s Dance Factory with JoJo Smith himself. Then at Steps Dance Studio he studied with owner and Artistic Director Patrice Soriero, and was dubbed by her ‘My Diamond in the Rough’ Becoming more involved in ballet, Denis received a scholarship to the David Howard Ballet Center. There he studied with the full faculty and was influenced by all, but it became obvious that Denis is definitely a disciple of the great Broadway teacher Michael Owens. Ballet companies such as Ohio Ballet, Metropolitan Topeka Ballet, Boca Ballet and others soon took Hyland away from the theatre. He visits from New York frequently to teach at the CoffeeMill, perform with Dance Key West, and bring his cabaret act to Key West. Photo: Ralph De Palma

Christina Johnson (aka CJ) fell in love with dance back in the 1990’s; in a far away land known as Oregon. She was studying fitness and entertaining the idea of being a “dancer”. CJ moved to Seattle where she cofounded Jerboa dance (www.jerboadance.com), and has dedicated her professional life to the arts ever since. She made the trek across the country, joining the NYC dance scene in 2005. CJ is proud to have been on stage with The Love Show, Shir Dance Theater, Tamara Sarri, Zambasa, and more! Now you can find her traveling all over NYC and beyond teaching, performing, and playing with circus freaks.

A proud native of Long Island, NY, Jacqueline was introduced to dance at Diversity School of Dance at the tender age of seven. She became well versed in all styles including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, Latin, and hip hop. She graduated from Montclair State University with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Dance Education. Jacqueline has performed elite choreographed pieces by Bill T. Jones, Martha Graham, Jose Limon, David Parsons, Larry Keigwin, and Frederick Earl Mosley. She was the lead soloist in Martha Graham’s Daughters of the Night, Night Journey performed at the Joyce Theatre, NYC. Jacqueline is happy to be in her second season with Asha Dance Company. She was also the lead actress in The Truth Urban Theatre Group’s production of VIVA AFRICA in Long Island, NY. Jacqueline will be soon appearing on Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” series as a background dancer and talent. Jacqueline has recently became a part of one of the top dance agencies in NYC, Bloc Agency and has walked for Brooklyn Fashion Week 2017. She performed in a Samsung Live Event in Times Square choreographed by Rich and Tone and shot a commercial for WOM Telephone Company. Jacqueline was afforded the opportunity to teach in the Orange Public School District in New Jersey as a K-12 Dance Teacher. Jacqueline’s experiences has allowed her to not only advance her skills as a dancer but also as a well-rounded performing artist and educator.

Karli Scott hails from Ocean City, NJ where she trained at Dance Dynamics in Seaville. She later attended the Children and Teen program at Broadway Dance Center in New York as a teen. In 2016, she graduated with a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. There, she was also awarded the opportunity to study abroad in Singapore at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. During her time at Purchase, she had the honor or performing works by Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, Rosalind Newman, Kevin Wynn and Kyle Abraham. Karli currently resides in New York City.

Kristen Huffman is from Bowling Green, Kentucky where she began dancing at Dance Arts of Bowling Green. She trained with the Southern Kentucky Dance Ensemble throughout high school and also trained with Western Kentucky University’s Dance Company. She continued to dance at WKU, where she graduated with a BA in Dance. She had the opportunity to travel to Civitavecchia, Italy to perform, alongside her peers, with the Balleto di Civitavecchia. Currently, Kristen lives in Marathon, Florida.