Kayla Henry is a mother, performer, creator, and educator based on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations, in Victoria British Columbia.
Kayla graduated from The School of Contemporary Dancers (Winnipeg MB), where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Upon graduating in 2011, Kayla joined Canada’s longest-running contemporary dance company, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, where she danced for three seasons.
Independently, Kayla has been creating solo work since 2013 with performances in Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, and Winnipeg. Her creations have so far been supported by Constance Cooke (Victoria BC), Jennifer Mascall (Vancouver BC), Good Women Dance Collective (Edmonton AB), Springboard Performance (Calgary AB), Theatre Junction Grand (Calgary AB), and Dance Victoria (Victoria BC).
Kayla has performed in works by renowned choreographers including Rachel Browne (Winnipeg MB), Constance Cooke (Victoria BC), Ming Hon (Winnipeg MB), Helen Husak (Calgary AB), Odette Heyn (Winnipeg MB), Sasha Ivanochko (Montreal QB), Brent Lott (Winnipeg MB), Christina Medina (Vienna Austria), Roger Sinha (Montreal QB), Paras Terezakis (Vancouver BC), Menaka Thakkar (Toronto ON) and others. Kayla has performed in hundreds of professional shows across Canada, Europe and the USA.
Additionally, Kayla works with Xchanges Gallery and Studios (Victoria BC) as a moving model for their “Life Drawing” series.
Kayla is the Founder and Artistic Director of Noble Riot Dance Theatre in Victoria BC (2021), and is deeply inspired by her recent dance with cancer.