About Kayla Goebelbecker
Kayla began dancing at the age of four under the direction of Ann Freeman at Ann Freeman Dance Academy in Hickory, North Carolina. During this time she attended many summer intensives and programs around the country including Dance Masters of America Nationals, Ballet Intensives, and SHIP. Her training later continued in New York City after being accepted into the Joffrey Ballet School’s Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program in 2010. She continued and completed her high school academic education online during her junior and senior year through the North Carolina Virtual Public School while training in dance at the Joffrey Ballet School. Throughout her training at the local studio as well as the Joffrey Ballet School, she has studied many forms of dance including ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, improvisation, and composition. She has worked within the dance world with different studios, dance competitions including Encore DCS and DTI, and one of the largest modern dance festivals in the world, the American Dance Festival. Through these work experiences, Kayla has gained knowledge and an appreciation of many different disciplines within the dance field.
Kayla is a graduate from the University of South Carolina with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Education under the direction of Susan Anderson and Dr. Stephanie Milling. She has participated in performances with the University of South Carolina Dance Company in works by Stephanie Wilkins, Clay Taliaferro (reconstructed by Dr. Stephanie Milling), and student works. Throughout her time at the University of South Carolina, Kayla became a member and held leadership positions in organizations around campus including Phi Mu Fraternity, USC Dance Marathon, and National Dance Education Organization. She graduated in May 2016 and holds K-12 Dance Certification in South Carolina. After graduation Kayla taught dance at both Southwood Academy of the Arts in Anderson, SC as well as Busbee Creative Arts Academy in Columbia, SC. Kayla is excited to continue sharing her love and passion for dance as a member of the Miller Street team!