Artistic Director

 

Toyna Kilburn

Tonya Kilburn

Artistic Director

Tonya Kilburn is an accomplished dance artist, as a performer, instructor and choreographer.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma.  Tonya performed professionally with Oklahoma's first modern dance company, Prairie Dance Theatre for numerous seasons.  As Artistic Director, Tonya is able to fulfill her strong conviction that  dance is more than a performance art; it is a life-long vehicle for giving back to the community and touching lives that might not otherwise be touched.  Since implementing the after-school program, The Prairie Dance Experience, in 2003, hundreds of children have received free dance experiences and have been inspired toward excellence through the programs of Prairie Dance Theatre. 

Tonya is a Fellow with OKA+ Schools and has served as a Roster Artist for the Oklahoma State Arts Council since 2000.  She has resided as a dance specialist with the DANCEwise Project  in Putnam City School District since 2006 and has been on staff with Artworks Summer Camp since 1998.