Faculty

Kalyn Sankey

Kalyn Sankey

Kalyn Sankey began her dance training at an early age and has always had a passion for dance. As a  member of Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Kalyn had the opportunity to perform various roles with her first being  a ginger snap in the very first Nutcracker. Over the years with CIDE, Kalyn progressed to lead roles such as Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Canary Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty and Michael in Peter Pan.

Kalyn was accepted into summer programs with Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet and Orlando Ballet School. Kalyn has competed in Youth America Grand Prix semi-finals along with other dance competitions.

After high school, Kalyn attended the University of Iowa receiving the Iowa Arts Council scholarship and academic and dance scholarships. As a freshman, Kalyn was offered the opportunity to be a guest artist dancing in Carmen with the Cedar Rapids Opera Company. Kalyn auditioned and became a member of Dancers in Company, University of Iowa’s touring Dance Company, performing and providing outreach throughout Iowa.  She majored in Dance Performance and received a certificate in Performing Arts Entrepreneurship.

Kalyn was offered a position to dance professionally with Thodos Dance Chicago following graduation. She decided not to accept the position for personal reasons and pursue a career in entrepreneurship while teaching dance.

Kalyn is excited to be joining the faculty at Central Indiana Academy of Dance.