STUDIO 7 TALENT CENTER
Our fearless studio leader/owner, and personal hype woman. Michelle has so many extraordinary talents and titles under her belt I can’t even list them. A person that acts with great value, true grace, and a deep passion for everything she does, it is hard not to bask in her glory. Follow along with her as she takes on her new dream, and creates powerful, strong, bold, empathetic, and supportive leaders of all ages.
Kayla is the Co-Director of our Pre-Professional Performance Troupe. She has also choreographed a few numbers for this years’ competition season.
Kayla began studying dance at the age of 5 at One Step Above Dance Company in Bloomington, IN. She trained extensively in tap, clogging, ballet, jazz, pom, acro, and lyrical. She danced for over 15 years competitively. Kayla fell in love with the art of hip hop in her adult years and has appeared in a few local hip hop artist music videos. She has choreographed for a number of competitive dance groups, high school dance teams, college dance teams and professional level dance teams. Kayla has appeared on national stages and various cruise ships.
Kayla was a member of the Indiana Pacemates for a decade and served as captain for her final five years. She has had the opportunity to represent the Pacers organization in Taiwan, Philippines, Uruguay, Argentina, and Las Vegas. She represented the Pacemates at Pro Action Dance Intensive for many years where she learned from professional choreographers.
Kayla is also a singer/songwriter. Kayla has performed at the Pan Am, Old National Center, music festivals, and opened for Snoop Dogg in 2016 combining her love of dance and singing to bring a pop act to our city. From 2018-2020 she focused solely on her acoustic act and performed numerous shows around the city sharing covers and original music.
Kayla is excited to continue her passion for dance through teaching and choreographing and is pumped for the inaugural year of Studio 7 Talent Center!
At Studio 7 Talent Center, Megan has choreographed a large number of routines for our competition
season and will help to prepare our Troupe members throughout the year, in addition to teaching contemporary classes.
Megan was born and raised in Muncie Indiana and started
dancing at the age of 4. She danced competitively at Beyond Dance Studios and trained in styles
such as jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, and contemporary for 13 years. During her Senior year at
Yorktown High School, Megan was given the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for a month to
train and perform with Sonya Tayeh’s dance company. Megan was quick to learn that her calling was to move to LA to dance and choreograph professionally. After graduating High School in 2008, she moved to Los Angeles and began working as assistant choreographer to Sonya Tayeh on multiple seasons of So You Think You Can Dance. She has since worked for the Radio Disney Music Awards, Julia Michaels, Noah Cyrus, and was a member of Jaci Royal’s LA based company Royal Flux. Megan is also certified in Pilates and is on the creative team for the fitness brand PILOXING.
Megan currently lives in Indianapolis working as a freelance choreographer and loves fusing
together her knowledge of dance and Pilates technique to educate people all over the globe. Megan is thrilled to be at Studio 7 Talent Center!
Holly Harkins is from Rustburg, Virginia, and began her dance training under Keith Lee at Dance Theatre of Lynchburg. Holly graduated high school from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the George Mason University School of Dance with a BFA in 2021. She has trained at the American Dance Festival, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, SpringboardX, The Ailey School, The Taylor School, Company E, the Doug Varone & Dancers Intensive, and the Gaga Intensive. Holly has had the opportunity to perform works by Micaela Taylor, Kyle Abraham, Rafael Bonachela, Ohad Naharin, and Hope Boykin. This season is Holly’s first as an apprentice dancer with Dance Kaleidoscope in Indianapolis.
Tyler was born in Samara Russia and raised in Carmel Indiana. She started dancing at the age of 2 and has continued dancing ever since. Tyler trained at the Indiana Ballet Conservatory for 13 years under instructors such as Tatiana Pali, Aylona Yakovleva-Randall, Alexei Moskalenko, Sergey Sergiev, Nicholas Owens, and Megan Campbell Kinley in disciplines including Vagonova Ballet, Contemporary, Character and Modern. She has also received Classical private and semi private training from professor Morek Cholewa and assistant professor Rosanna Cholewa at Butler University. Tyler attended Ball State University from 2017-2021, received her BFA in Dance and is and active member in Student Dance Association. Tyler is currently the School Administrator at Indiana Ballet Conservatory and teaches ballet, musical theater, and works with the preparatory devision. If you don’t see Tyler at the dance studio, you can find her teaching cycle classes at Cycle Bar!