Kalyan Sayre (she/her) was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. She received a BFA in Dance from George Mason University, where she was also a member of the Honors College. As a student, Kalyan performed in works by Lar Lubovitch, Soon Ho Park, Doug Varone, Alex Ketley, and David Grenke at venues including The Joyce Theater and The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Kalyan also received training at summer programs such as the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, The Movement Invention Project, Dance Italia, and B12. Upon graduating, Kalyan worked with Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup and Yu.S.Artistry until the shutdown of the pandemic. Recently based on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, she performed works with The Yard and the Built on Stilts Collective (Abby Bender and Jesse Jason). In addition to dancing, Kalyan enjoys working as a gardener and organic vegetable farmer.