KYRA LASTER is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in Chicago, IL. She is a recent graduate of Western Michigan University where she received a BFA in Dance and a BBA in Marketing. During her time at WMU, Kyra participated in numerous Department of Dance concerts where she has performed works choreographed by faculty, peers, and guest artists, BAIRA and Mike Esperanza. Kyra was the 2021 Apprentice for Dance In The Parks Chicago where she performed works by Joe Musiel, Ashlie Deran, Emily Loar, and Lauren Blane Bogren. In 2018, Kyra began teaching at American Dance Center during the summers and breaks from school. In 2019, she became the Artistic Director of Hip Hop ConnXion Michigan, a branch of the professional hip hop company based in Chicago. Kyra is currently the Program Assistant for ArtLab J and Detroit Dance City Festival where she helps to plan the festival and handles marketing.