Kylene Valoris, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, started her ballet training when she was 8 years old in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts' Preparatory Dance program. She was accepted into the UNCSA 8th grade program, where she continued through high school with a concentration in ballet. While Kylene studied ballet, she performed in “Swan Lake,” “Napoli,” “Giselle,” “Paquita,” “Le Corsaire,” Ashton’s “Birthday Offering” and Ethan Stiefel’s “Nutcracker.”
Kylene remained at UNCSA for college and transferred to the Contemporary Dance department, where she has performed works by Merce Cunningham, Ton Simons and Brenda Daniels. In addition, she has attended summer programs at American Ballet Theatre in NYC, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet and the American Dance Festival. Kylene also guest teaches ballet and contemporary technique at In Motion Dance Center. Kylene is passionate about this art form and continually immerses herself in this strenuous yet beautiful, creative environment.