who we are

Kayla Downes


Miss Kayla shines such a bright light at Art & Soul. Currently a Junior at Lakewood Ranch High School, Miss Kayla brings the perfect mixture of warmth, authenticity, and precision to each class that no-one can match! She welcomes every student with a smile and such a fun vibe no one ever wants to miss a class. Not only has Miss Kayla been dancing since the age of 3 and competing since the age of 5, she is also one of the head teachers at Art & Soul’s Summer Camps and a Varsity Weightlifter at LRHS! She has vast knowledge and experience with Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, and Acro. With her favorites being Tap and Lyrical! After winning countless Overall High Score Awards including multiple Title Winner Awards, a Star Dance Alliance Power Pak recipient, ID ICON winner, Industry Dance Ambassador, and continuing that journey, she is beyond excited to lead her dancers to their own High Score Awards and to have the best dance classes ever! We are so lucky she has dedicated herself to Art & Soul Dance Company!