Kaiyla Gross was born and raised in Maryland. She spent most of her time playing sports and singing a little in church but didn’t truly begin singing until her junior year of college. She studied Exercise Science with a focus on Kinesiotherapy at Norfolk State University while performing in regional theatre performances in the DMV at such venues as the Virginia Stage Company and the Museum of the Bible. She hopes to integrate her love for the medical field and performing. Kaiyla is new to the DC/MD arts scene but continues to establish herself. She hopes to inspire others to follow all their dreams because you never know where it will take you!
DC AREA: Signature Theatre, DC: The Color Purple (Nettie); RENT (Seasons of Love Vocalist); Next Stop Theatre: Beehive; the 60’s Musical (Aretha); Olney Theatre Center: Miss You Like Hell (Pearl).
REGIONAL: Duluth Playhouse: Ragtime; Virginia Stage Company: A Christmas Carol (Belinda Cratchit), The Earth Remembers; World Stage Theatre: Amazing Grace (Princess Peyai); Norfolk State University Theatre Company: The Color Purple (Celie), Once on this Island (TiMoune), Eclipsed (Maima).