Kiaya was born in Utah and moved to Idaho with her husband. She grew up dancing and was especially in love with her ballet classes. Kiaya had the opportunity to be in orchestra and choirs during her elementary and middle school years. During high school, she placed her focus on her dancing by being the co-captain and captain of Summit Academy High School’s first drill team. Kiaya also jumped on the opportunity to perform in local Nutcracker performances. Since graduating high school, Kiaya has loved teaching and seeing her students learn and grow through fine arts and movement. Kiaya continues her education at home with books and free education programs for both herself and her students.