J O Y  F U L L N E S S

Finding joy in aligning symbology with the poetry of experience, 

memory and storytelling, meaning and discovery. 

There is something...


Dancing for Joy | Extraordinary Teacher

Kiyon Gaines teaches students in both the Men’s Professional Division and the Open Adult Classes at Pacific Northwest Ballet

When Kiyon Gaines walks into the studio and lights up the room with his mega-watt...


Interview with Kiyon Gaines

Kiyon grew up in Laytonsville, Maryland, a small suburb outside of Baltimore. His mom was a single parent who raised him and his two older siblings, a brother and a sister, with help from his aunt and grandmother...


The Future for Kiyon Gaines | Next Step and Beyond

In his second year of retirement, choreography is in the forefront of his mind—to create ballets for companies across the nation.  For the next two and a half years, he’s the resident choreographer for Ballet Arkansas and will be heading there...