Kaysha Smith (Chicago, Illinois) began her training at Rockford Dance Company where she primarily trained in ballet. As a full company member, she performed various lead roles. Kaysha has attended summer intensives at The Ailey School, Ballet Chicago, and Milwaukee Ballet on scholarship. Kaysha graduated from the Certificate Program at The Ailey School in 2020 and was a member of the Ailey Student Performance Group (ASPG). She has had the opportunity to work with artists such as Darell Moultrie, Matthew Rushing, Milton Myers, and Freddie Moore. She is currently a company member of Alison Cook Beatty dance for her first season. Kaysha is delighted to be a part of the Pa’lante Scholars professional studies program at Ballet Hispánico for her second year, under the direction of Rodney Hamilton.