Kaya, born and raised in Orem, Utah, received most of her early dance training at Wasatch Ballet Conservatory under the direction of her mother, Allison Wolsey. She then attended the University of Utah, where she received a B.F.A. in Ballet with a Performance Emphasis. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she was a member of Utah Ballet, the resident ballet company at the University. This awarded her the opportunity to perform many soloist and demi soloist roles in both classical and contemporary works. Performance highlights include featured dancer in renowned choreographer, Ma Cong’s, “Passion, There” and soloist in two original works by Dr. Jung Sik Roh of Roh Dance Project in Seoul, Korea. Kaya also trained with San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Northwest Dance Project LAUNCH, Moxie Contemporary Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Ballet West. Post college, Kaya moved to Texas to dance with Ballet San Antonio as a Corps de Ballet member. During her career, Kaya has had the pleasure of working with and performing works by renowned choreographers such as Marina Mascarell, Drew Jacoby, Gustavo Ramirez-Sansano, Alex Ketly, Banning Bouldin, Brendan Duggan, Gabrielle Lamb, Katie Scherman, Ching Ching Wong, Joni McDonald and Lindsey Matheis. Kaya joined SALT 2 in 2016 and was promoted to an Apprentice in 2017 and a SALT company member in 2018.
Aside from her performance resume, Kaya has 10 years of extensive teaching experience in Ballet, Contemporary, Conditioning and Improv to many different levels and ages of dancers. She loves creating an open and hardworking environment that allows dancers to grow and thrive. Kaya is also certified in Progressing Ballet Technique.