, raised in Tempe, AZ., studied with "La Mariquilla" at the Academia de Ballet Flamenco in Granada, Spain.
At the age of sixteen, she
attended the University of Granada and Arizona State University
, then received her
B.A. in Dance from UCLA
is the recipient of the Jean Irwin Award for talent, merit, and potential.
was commissioned to create Differential Cohomology, a dance based on a mathematical theory to accompany the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics International Workshop on Differential Cohomology
and Twisted K theory.
The piece premiered in January, 2011, and was featured in Business Insider, Math Digest
, and Three Village Patch.
Ms. Barkin was named as an Artist in Residence at The Field, where Differential Cohomology was created, in part.
Kyla has been working with Janis Brenner & Dancers since 1998, with whom she has toured to countries such as Indonesia, Russia, and Taiwan as well as teaching and setting works at universities and conservatories such as NCSA, The Juilliard School, Wayne State University, Temple University, and more.
has also danced with Isabel Gotzkowsky, The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Co.
, The Doug Elkins Dance Company
, Tamar Rogoff Performance Projects
, Kun-Yang Lin
, Naomi Goldberg, and others.
Over the last 20 years, Kyla
has been a Fitness Professional, a Medical Exercise Specialist, a Yoga Teacher/Therapist, has been published in DANCE Magazine
, and was one of the original producers of The Moveable Feast, a "pARTy" on the move with an ever-changing menu.
has also appeared on the Ricki Lake Show's Couples Yoga Special, and was recently featured in GURHAN Magazine and Genetics
, the Song Book, by Agua Trip.
is proud to be a part of the Foundation For a Just Society, addressing social justice globally.