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Kiana Rodriguez


Kiana

Born and Raised in Northern New Jersey, Kiana grew up as a gymnast and theater kid. ​ She began her professional career at age 11 participating in regional productions and off-broadway shows. At just the age of 17 she had been in over 30 community theater productions! For 8 years she was mentored by broadway veteran Michael Blevins (A Chorus Line Movie, Fosse, Bring Back Birdie). While continuing her passion for musical theater she began focusing on her technique as a dancer in ballet, contemporary, and modern. She has performed the work of companies such as Ten Hairy Legs and Elisa Monte Dance Company. Along with attending a Vocational high School where she majored in dance & theater she was apart of several scholarship programs including NYU Tisch FDD where she trained for three years. She is also trained in voice (singing), acting for stage and screen, voiceovers, hip-hop, Musical Theater, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Whakking and is continuously working on becoming a more versatile artist. She is involved with several non profit artistic organization such as "Revolution Latina" directed by Luis Salgado (In the Heights) and "Katies Art project" directed by Stephenie Klemons (Hamilton). Kiana knows that with her optimistic personality, humbleness, and dedication all her goals will be accomplished at its time. ​​ She hopes to one day dance on a broadway stage! ​ Choreographers she has worked with: Marguerite Derricks (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Luis Salgado (AIDA), Jessica Castro (J Balvin), Derek Mitchell (Flashmobs), Rhapsody James, and Phil Wright. ​ Mentors: Jon Rua (Hamilton/ Spongebob), Luis Salgado (In the Heights/On Your Feet), Marcus Allan Cobb (Janet Jackson) Education: Currently attends Montclair State University obtaining both a BFA in Dance & minor in Musical Theater.

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