Kayla Aucoin

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Dance Company Director

Kayla's passion for the arts started when she was just 5 years old. Kayla trained at The Dance Connection in Johnston, Rhode Island in the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, point, lyrical, and hip hop. She was a member of the competition company called The Circle of Excellence where she competed in the styles of jazz and tap on both the regional and national levels. She has had the opportunity to perform in Walt Disney World as well as Las Vegas with the company. Throughout high school, Kayla was the captain of the NKHS Dance Team from her sophomore to senior year. She also taught dance and gymnastics for the NK Recreation Department.


Kayla attended Keene State College in NH where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. As a performer of the KSC Dance Team, Kayla danced at college basketball games and also won regional and national championship titles at American Cheer and Dance Reach the Beach Competitions. In 2008, Kayla took her love for the arts across the pond and studied dance and studio art at The Art Institute of Florence in Italy. 


Kayla was a student in Dana's tap and hip hop classes when The Talent Factory opened in 2004. She continued to dance at the TF during her summer breaks and helped out at several of the recitals. Upon returning to RI in 2009, Kayla started back as a student which led to teaching. In 2012, Kayla joined the staff as a Company Director and has led several companies to first place victories and brought home numerous choreography awards for the studio. 


Today Miss Kayla has now taken on Directing 3 companies and still teaches tap and jazz to recreational students.


The Talent Factory Reviews

Hi Dana,

I just wanted to tell you what a great experience I had observing this week!! 

Backing up a bit, when we were carefully selecting which studio we were moving to, Taylor participated in a camp week last summer (2012).   Even though you were in a temporary studio, the atmosphere was exactly what I hoped it would be.  Everyone was so friendly and truly passionate about dance. It was fun and serious at the same time. We were hooked. 


Last year she grew so much as a dancer thanks to the dedication of you and your staff. I felt like she was so far behind other dancers of her age when she started. Although she still has so much to learn, I am amazed at how far she has come. Not only has her skill improved but her love of dance is immeasurable. I can't thank you all enough, especially Miss Keryn, who has totally transformed my little girl. 


So, to my point, this is my first time ever observing classes. I can't tell you how much this week affirmed my choice to become a part of TFDC. The classes were very professional, organized and effective.  But what I knew in my heart, I finally saw with my own eyes. Every teacher was so passionate and really cares about every student.  Their energy and enthusiasm was so intense that I wanted to dance!! Lol. Miss Tara, Miss Keryn, Miss Kayla & yourself are truly special people. 

I'm so glad I finally took the time to sit in on classes and was able to feel the pure joy that she does for dance. What an amazing program and we are thrilled to be a part of it all. Thank you for all you do. 

Thank YOU. The hard work, talent and caring you and your staff put into everything you do is apparent and appreciated. Looking forward to next year's show! -June
Dana: Thank you for doing such a great job. You are really very gifted at your art. You push the kids to reach their best during the year and then are so supportive during the recital. You are complete grace under pressure. Enjoy some relaxation -Amy
THANK YOU for all your hard work in putting together yet ANOTHER fab recital. It's really so amazing to watch it all come together so "professionally"! -Cathy
The show was extremely professional and ran so smoothly it was amazing. I credit you and thank you for providing a wonderful experience for our family.
Thank you for all that you and your staff do! Talent factory is such a great place for to grow up and we feel so lucky. Thank you for all you offer our daughters.