Kayla Romine

Instructor/Assistant Creative Director

Native Beaconite and award-winning choreographer Kayla Romine began her dance education at Yanarella School of Dance when she was just two years old. She took lessons in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, Acrobatics, and Baton- even taking multiples of the same classes because she just loved to dance! As a performer, Kayla has won numerous high scores, first places, and special Judges’ Recognition Awards at various competitions throughout her dance career. She also has had the opportunity of competing and performing in Walt Disney World (including dancing in their parade down Main Street USA), Hershey Park, and Universal Studios Florida.

Aside from her lessons at the studio, Kayla has studied at Broadway Dance Center and has attended many dance conventions throughout the country. She has had the honor of attending classes with dance legends such as Frank Hatchett, Bob Rizzo, Mandy Moore, Sheila Barker, Twyla Tharpe, and “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographers Mia Michaels and Sonya Tayeh, just to name a few. She has continued her education and love of dance, studying dance at Manhattanville College and attending teacher workshops and summits every year, keeping up with the latest trends and innovations in dance education and artistry. She currently serves as Chapter Vice President and Social Media Coordinator of the National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts and has been on faculty for their one-day and three-day workshops for over ten years.

Currently in her thirteenth year of teaching, Kayla is a very dedicated and passionate Instructor & Choreographer. A jack-of-all-trades, Kayla teaches classes for all ages and skill levels. She is also currently the assistant creative director of the ballet program at Yanarella. Combining dance techniques with a positive and upbeat outlook, Kayla strives to create a fun and stress-free environment in her classroom. She firmly believes that sparkles aren’t just for costumes and tries to spread a little sparkle where ever she goes.