Kansas City native, Taryn Mejia, began taking lessons at Kansas City Ballet School at age 3. She studied ballet at KCBS and The School of American Ballet before joining New York City Ballet. She joined Kansas City Ballet in 2012.
Q: WHY DID YOU BECOME A DANCER?
A: I was always dancing around my house as a kid.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DANCE BAG ITEM AND WHY?
A: My foam roller. So many little aches and pains are from tight muscles that can be easily rolled out.
Q: WHAT IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
A: I took six years off dancing to go to college and have children.
Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT DANCING?
A: I like to go on outings with my children. We love Science City, Deanna Rose Farmstead, Powell Gardens, the Kansas City Zoo, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Kaleidoscope to name a few. There is so much to do in this city and it’s a way to connect with my kids and the community.
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