A Passionate and Joyful Artist Educator, Kyra has taught singing workshops and facilitated musical creation throughout Canada, the UK, and USA for the last 15 years.
Kyra’s work in arts education began 18 years ago, facilitating opera workshops for the Canadian Opera Company, as well as musical director of their “Summer Youth Intensive” training program, and many summer camps. Since then, she has worked in over 200 schools for both the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board, teaching workshops as a guest artist educator on behalf of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Opera Atelier, and the Canadian Opera Company. Other arts organizations that Kyra has lead workshops and training programs include; Workman Arts (CAMH), Abilities Arts, Kiwanis, Soundstreams Canada and, most recently, TIFF. Kyra also teaches courses about opera as part of the Royal Conservatory of Music's Adult programming.
Kyra’s videos can be found on her youtube channel Kyra Millan and Millan&Faye Presents
*Artist-Educator/Facilitator Approach: An energetic, playful and organized Educator, Kyra uses Drama and games as well as specific singing tools to get a group or individual to create and sing in a playful, safe and energetic environment Establishing a warm, exciting session with much laughter often gets the best results between people!
Kyra graduated top of her class at University of Toronto’s Theatre and Drama studies program with Sheridan College, then continued her singing studies in Paris, France with Elizabeth Vidal in 1996.
Kyra also completed her Grade 9 Royal conservatory exams in Singing and Piano.
Her other performance training includes 16 years of dance in Ballet, jazz and modern, not to mention, a short stint performing professionally as a flamenco dancer.