Company Dancer Taryn Mejia is a former Kansas City Ballet School student. She danced at New York City Ballet before returning to Kansas City to dance for Kansas City Ballet these last six seasons.
Q: HOW DID YOU BECOME A DANCER? AND WHEN DID YOU START DANCING?
A: I started ballet when I was 3 and I haven’t stopped since—except to have my daughters.
Q: what is something most people wouldn’t know about you?
A: I have my degree in child development and psychology.
Q: as a professional athlete as well as artist, what makes up your diet?
A: During the season I need lots of red meat to help my muscles recover. I also drink lots of kombucha and coconut water.
Q: What are some of your favorite memories from working here at KCB?
A: The best memories are those made dancing with your friends. A wise dancer I look up to once told me, “It’s not the roles you dance, but the friends you dance with that make the most satisfying careers.” I am finding that more true with each year.