Kayla was born and raised in Lexington, KY. She is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, where she earned her degree in Theatre Studies and held a Dance minor.
Kayla made her national tour debut on the First National Tour of Nice Work If You Can Get It! She has worked regionally at Paragon Music Theatre, Lexington Children's Theatre, KCT Summerfest, Bluegrass Youth Ballet, Kentucky Ballet Theatre, Playhouse on Park (CT), Ivoryton Playhouse, and the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.
Her choreography credits include choreographing pieces for Emerson Dance Company showcases, Kobolds: A New Musical (Emerson College Musical Theatre Society), The Drowsy Chaperone (Emerson College; EVVY Award), and Seussical The Musical among others.
Kayla also produces ACTORIA, a bi-weekly cabaret in Astoria, Queens!