Kayla Raelle Holder

Actor | Writer | Magic Maker

who she is 

Batabano Carnival, Cayman Islands 2019

Batabano Carnival, Cayman Islands 2019

Kayla is originally from small town Galena, IL. She is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, where she studied acting and sociology. 

Her desire as a performing artist is to combine her love for acting with her love for all people/cultures and to share her views on the meaning of social justice; the acceptance, freedom, and celebration of all humankind. She aims to challenge and inspire, while being challenged and inspired through the magic of human movement and connection, both on the stage and on the screen.  

Circo Fantazztico, San Isidro del General, Costa Rica

During the summer of 2014, Kayla interned at the socially progressive children's theatre/circus group, Circo Fantazztico in San Isidro del General, Costa Rica. Her passion for creative teaching has also manifested itself through her work as the Assistant Director at The Theatre School’s Summer High School Training Program, as well as a teaching artist at Northwestern University's "Cherubs" program, where she was a cherub herself. She is also an active member of the Illinois Leadership Seminars, a non-profit organization that focuses on unleashing the leadership potential of Illinois youth. 

Aside from acting and teaching, she harbors a deep passion for writing in various styles, world traveling, moving to music, and vegan cooking.

Photographer: Claire Allegra Taylor

Kayla is proud to be represented by Grossman & Jack Talent (acting/print) and NV Talent (voiceover).





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