College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Theatre and Dance
Kyla Olson is currently teaching as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University. She received an MFA from Sam Houston State University and she obtained a BFA degree from West Texas A&M University. Kyla is also the Executive Director and a company dancer and choreographer of Flatlands Dance Theatre in Lubbock, TX. Ms. Olson has danced with Ballet Lubbock, Lone Star Ballet and the Kista Tucker Dance Company. She participated in the Open Look Dance Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, performing with companies from all over the world. Ms. Olson has also worked with such artists as Joy Kellman and Natalia Kasparova and has studied with Suzanne Aker, Yvonne Racz, Neil Hess, Edward Truitt, Dana Nicolay, Jennifer Pontius, Jonathan Charles and Kista Tucker. She has also taught and presented original choreography at the American College Dance Festival. Her work was invited to perform at PILOT: Choreographers Take Flight Festival in Dallas. Recently, Kyla was commissioned to choreograph several musicals for Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, including White Christmas, Annie, High School Musical, The King and I, Forever Plaid, Three Redneck Tenors, Camelot, My Son, Pinocchio, Fiddler on the Roof and Sound of Music.