Spirit in Motion Dance Ministry Ensemble
This dance ensemble is composed of dancers that demonstrate excellence in various styles of dance technique as well as visible display of artistry within their dancing. This group is designed to strengthen a dancer's passion for movement and to utilize dance as an expression of faith to glorify God and spread His love through performance. They participate in various performances throughout the year including Dance Revolution, Competitions, Community performances and Project Dance. Students are accepted through audition only open to graded 3 & up.
Kyra has had 26 years of dance experience, the first 15 starting here at Kennedy Dance Theatre. Kyra developed her love of ballet dancing for Ballet Mistress Caryn Stoll, and began assisting in the graded level ballet classes at age 14. She also danced for two years with Houston International Ballet Company under Arkaidy Orohovsky and Kathleen Waltz. After graduating from high school, Kyra continued her dance training at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi with a dance scholarship and graduated with her BFA in 2010. She studied ballet, pointe, modern, and jazz technique, choreography, dance history, pilates and more under various instructors including Laura Morton, Stephen Wynne, Ravenna Tucker, Caleb Mitchell, Betsy McMillan, and Britta Wynne. During her time at Belhaven she had the opportunity to take classes and perform works by several guest artists such as Dorell Martin, Steve Rooks, Randall Flinn and Theara Ward. Kyra enjoys performing but her passion is choreography. Kyra has choreographed several pieces that have placed as regional champions at multiple competitions along with winning overall high point, choreography, and specialty awards. Kyra currently works in the office here at KDT and is the Director of Spirit in Motion Dance Ensemble. She also teaches ballet, jazz and contemporary in the graded division along with Intermediate Ballet and Lyrical. She enjoys sharing her passion for movement with children and teaching them the love of dance. Kyra resides in Pearland with her husband and son.