Kiera Hansen was born in Hayward, California where she received her training from Victoria Turner. She studied and performed with the Berkeley Conservatory Ballet. At 18, she was offered a full scholarship to the Milwaukee Ballet summer workshop, which eventually led to her professional career with the company. Miss Kiera also danced with the Boitsov Classical Ballet, Lyric Opera of Chicago and finished her career with the Nevada Ballet Theatre, dancing some of her favorite roles including “The Sugar Plum Fairy” from the Nutcracker, “Kitri” in Don Quixote and “Gretel” in Hansel and Gretel. Kiera simultaneously taught ballet to all levels throughout her career. She was a guest teacher/choreographer for the California Ballet Academy in Martinez, CA. (1997-1999). Miss Kiera has been living in Los Angeles for the last 10 years where she has taught extensively over this time. Her goal is to inspire students, share the joy of ballet and build a strong discipline that will benefit them in all areas of life. This is Ms. Kiera first year at CIARA DANCE.