At Nashville Ballet since 2007
Originally from Conyers, Ga., Kayla Rowser trained at the Magdalena Maury School of Classical Ballet in Fayetteville, Ga., with Georgia Youth Ballet under the direction of Magdalena Maury, Jonsie Pollock and Magda Aunon. She spent her summers studying with American Ballet Theatre, Atlanta Ballet and the Washington Ballet, among others.
After graduating high school, Kayla joined Charleston Ballet Theatre for a season before joining NB2 in 2007. In her two years as a trainee, she performed with the main company in several series.
Kayla joined the main company as an apprentice in 2009, where she performed as Zulme in Giselle, Balanchine's Who Cares and Vasterling's Awaiting Redemption.
Since being promoted to company member in 2010, Kayla has performed as Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy in Nashville’s Nutcracker, Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, Cupid in Vasterling’s Carmina Burana, and in Salvatore Aiello’s Afternoon of a Faun. She was featured as the title role in Nashville Ballet’s 2012 performance of Firebird and as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. Kayla has also been seen as Tinkerbell in Vasterling’s Peter Pan. In 2014, she performed in Vasterling’s The Ben Folds Project, Eurydice in Vasterling’s Orpheus, Russian Girl in Balanchine’s Serenade, and Jiri Kylian’s Petit Mort.
Kayla was featured as one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch” in 2013 in addition to features in Pointe Magazine and the Huffington Post. Miss Rowser performed excerpts of Christopher Stuart’s Under the Lights at the Kansas City Dance Festival this summer.
She enjoys teaching ballet to young students and accepted an invitation to teach master classes at Yale University. Miss Rowser is working towards a degree in Communications at Nashville State Community College.