Kayla Marie Gilmore is a professional dancer, singer, actor. She is the owner of KMG Creations Dance, Fitness and Productions. She teaches in various style of dance styles ranging from ballet, African, hip hop, liturgical and lyrical. Kayla Marie is also noted for her high energy, breath taking rendition of the “Fanga Dance” by legendary dancer Dr. Pearl Primus. This dance is rarely known and taught around the world. Accompanied drumming of that performance was by Dr. Robert Damm. See Kayla perform the "Fanga Dance" by clicking here or here.
Kayla has literally worked with over 600 youths in Starkville teaching dance and creative movement classes. She is heavily involved in her church at FUMC Starkville were she is the Director of the Liturgical Dance Group. She is a board member of the SAAC, Starkville Election Commissioner, Healthy home Town and many more community activities. Recently she taught a liturgical dance workshop at the United Methodist Annual Conference to a packed room. She works closely with movie productions providing dancing and choreography. One of her proudful productions was to be apart of the God Father of Funk's movie, James Brown: Get on Up. When she is not teaching or traveling. she enjoys spending time with her family . Her favorite biblical inspiration is Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ." She will be performing an originally choreographed Negro Spiritual Interpretative dance on Saturday.