Though she has impressive ballroom credentials, Kayci didn't begin dancing that style until her freshman year at Brigham Young University. Cross training in various dance styles from the age of four, at age ten she began focusing primarily on the study of classical ballet in the Vaganova style under Jayne Stefani-Keating and Oscar C. Hawkins at the Ballet Arts Academy in Maryland. European contemporary and Russian character supplemented the ballet core. At age thirteen, she was accepted to the Kirov Ballet Academy of Washington D.C’s Intensive Program. For the next three summers she trained under Mmes. Armeiskaya, Akhmedova, Fominih and Mr. Djouloukhadze in Vaganova ballet and Russian character, also studying modern, jazz, Spanish character, and flamenco, and dance-related subjects including nutrition, mime, Pilates, and yoga. She performed principal and soloist roles in many classical ballets and several original works, with professionals such as Michelle Wiles, Oscar C. Hawkins, Evgenia Singur, Bat Erdene Udval, Fernando Carrillo, Brandye Lee, Devin Krahling, and the Kirov Ballet Academy of Washington D.C.
Kayci attended Brigham Young University on academic and talent scholarship and graduated in Communications with University Honors. She and her husband (and dance partner), Casey, are actively competing and performing in the Latin and Ballroom styles and travel throughout the country as guest instructors and choreographers in addition to teaching private lessons and guest instructing at studios and schools throughout Utah. Kayci loves teaching dance and seeks to inspire excitement and confidence in her students as they pursue their dreams.