Kiva Dawson is a native of Santa Monica, CA. She began ballet training at Westside School of Ballet and later studied at the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. She has worked in film, stage, and television with choreographers such as Ryan Heffington, Keith Young, Toni Basil, The Landrums, Jaime King, Alex Magno, Robin Antin, Joanne Jansen, A.C. Ciulla, Ryan Kaspareck, Ryan Heffington, Daniel Ezralow, John Carrafa, and Patricia Birch. Ms. Dawson’s career includes cheerleading with the Philadelphia 76ers, dancing on tour with Jane’s Addiction, and appearances in the films Across the Universe and Lonely Boys and on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Cinemax’s The Knick. She currently lives in New York City with her son and is developing a dance/fitness program. These performances mark her SFS debut.