Kyra Johnson (she/her)
Kyra Johnson has 17 years of dance experience. Ms. Johnson has earned a BA in Dance and a BS in Psychology from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP). She has a foundation in styles of modern, jazz, hip hop, and ballet. Ms. Johnson has 7 years of organizational leadership experience, as well as, 7 years of dance instructing experience. Outside of dance, Ms. Johnson is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater in pursuit of her Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Johnson founded KLJ Movement December 7th, of 2020 in hopes to generate a company with representation, history, and a greater sense of belonging offered to the community.
Aczareyen Lyles (he/him)
My passion for dance started at a very young age. I currently train and teach ballet, jazz, majorette and more! Dance has made me a very determined and resilient person. I have the opportunity to not only coach dance, but to be a performer again as well. Nothing will ever be out of my reach as long as I continue to learn, grow, and execute. Being a company member at KLJ Movement has provided so many opportunities for me. I’m looking forward to my personal growth and the growth of this incredible organization.
The quality of being very determined; persistent forward momentum with a game plan; to never stop trying to achieve a goal even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
Jose Cruz Arzon (he/him/they/them)
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. My dance journey started when I was 13 years old, and I started taking like ballet, jazz and contemporary. In addition, I began training in styles of hip hop, reggaeton, and other Latin rhythms due to the history, the culture, the technique, the foundations, and the language. My dance experience has led me to compete and perform on different stages across Puerto Rico, plus also perform on national TV for Puerto Rico’s Christmas Day Parade. Since moving to Madison, I furthered my training in hip hop, heels and Latin styles at Barrio Dance and teach at Madison Ballroom Company. I have perform all over Wisconsin with the Barrio Dance Factory dance group, and competing at World of Dance Chicago 2022. Outside dance I am a graduate student in Biochemistry, currently pursuing a master’s degree. I’m excited to join the KLJ Movement staff, I’m grateful for this opportunity, and I cannot wait to grow and learn all together.