Today we’d like to introduce you to Kyra Kirra.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I was born in Washington, D.C. to loving parents and a brother. I grew up as a ballet dancer and trained with the Metropolitan Ballet Theater in Rockville, MD. I had principle roles in The Nutcracker including: Clara, Snow Queen; and also danced roles: Marzipan, Snow semi-soloist, Chinese lead. At 13, I won Miss Dance America – Ballet and was given a scholarship to train on Broadway above NBC Studios. I have danced with The Boston Ballet, The Kirov and trained with the Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet. As they say, a dancer’s career is notoriously short and after a foot injury, I was thankful enough I managed to balance my academia with my rigorous ballet schedule and was accepted to The University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC.
After graduating with a BA, I worked as a PA on the movie “Accidental Love” by David O. Russell and realized my passion for the art of acting. Most recently, I played Morgan McBride in the film “Born Wild” with William Shockley. I’ve also been featured in commercials including DarCars and others.
I now reside in Raleigh, NC with my husband and two pups. I started blogging, using Instagram as an artistic, creative outlet during the pandemic and it has evolved into a full-time job. I enjoy sharing fashion, lifestyle content and interacting with my followers.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Life always has its ups and downs and I have definitely had struggles along the way. I had to try a lot of different things before I found something that felt like a good fit where I could be my authentic self. I worked as a bartender throughout college to help pay for my tuition. I took on jobs that were very stressful but did what I needed to. Ive learned a lot from all those experiences and feel like they each play a part in what I do currently and have shaped who I am. I don’t think I would be doing what I’m doing now the way I’m doing it if it weren’t for the hardships, struggles along the way. I feel confident in who I am because of what I’ve learned through those experiences.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a full-time blogger, digital creator, i guess also called an Instagram influencer. I kind of shy away from the term “influencer” because I feel like it has a automatic motive attached to it and I consider myself to be an artistic creative. I think what I’m most proud of is that I get to help others by sharing on social media. It is gratifying in the sense that I get to hopefully inspire others and make an impact. I reply to every DM and getting to make an impact on younger teens, especially girls in a postiive way is what keeps me going. I’ve had followers tell me that they are no longer bullied or made fun of at school because I promote being different, unique and yourself…because that is their super power: no one can be them! Being unique and different is something to be proud of. I try not to be too influenced by others on IG and try to do just do me. I also think my artistic side from dancing, acting shows in my photos-I like the images to have that feel to them.
What do you like best about our city? What do you like least?
I love the bohemian character, history of Raleigh especially downtown, it can’t be replicated. Walking through parts of DTR reminds me of the West Village in NYC. I also love that we have the beach and mountains a short drive away. Last but not least the people. It’s a great mix! (Sorry I couldn’t pick just one!)
I don’t have a least fave thing…I guess traffic?
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