Carmel California Dance Lessons Classes – Carmel California Dance Lessons Classes

Kiera Hansen

swanandportraitFor over three decades Kiera has enjoyed a career as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer in the art of ballet. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, where she received her early training, she went on to perform with the Milwaukee Ballet, Boitsov Classical Ballet, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Nevada Ballet Theater. Kiera has received acclaim for dancing the leading roles of Kitri, in Don Quixote, Gretel, in Hansel and Gretel, and the Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy.


Since retiring from the stage, Kiera has focused on sharing her knowledge and experience, through teaching, hoping to foster an appreciation of the art of ballet in others. For several years she taught students of all ages in the Los Angeles area, and was principal in orchestrating, as well as choreographing for, student recitals, and for regional productions of The Nutcracker. As a resident of Carmel, Kiera is looking forward to training a new generation of students, in a discipline that will benefit them in all aspects of their lives.


Kiera is also a certified Pilates instructor, as well as a certified make-up artist for motion pictures.