Dance Key West is 501c3 nonprofit company.

Mission: To support and produce the artistic vision of Kyla Piscopink, to promote the art of dance, and to share the experience of the art form by engaging individuals, the under-served community of Key West, and communities beyond.

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 Paradise Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker Key West, Erin Rehberg’s Core Project Chicago, The Buffalo Jills NFL Cheerleaders, Daniel Gwirtzman, 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).

Cheri Cohen’s fundraising career began unexpectedly in 1993 while obtaining sponsors for a cable television show she and her husband Keith wrote and produced. Cheri and Keith traveled extensively through the Caribbean by boat for four years, covering the Sportfishing Tournament schedule as well as the culture and cuisine of each island. Cheri was the only female captain in the tournament circuit in the early to mid-1990s, and she and Keith won and placed in several International Billfish Tournaments.

After the birth of their only child, Olivia, Cheri continued fundraising for local charities in Key West, Florida, and was recognized as an Unsung Hero/Volunteer of the Year by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. Cheri served as vice president of the Key West Entertainment Group for several years. Most recently Cheri served on the Board of Overseers and Board of Trustees for Ross School in East Hampton, New York.