Kaley Kirkman is from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She studied at the Northwest Arkansas Conservatory of Classical Ballet where she pursued training in The Royal Academy of Dance, completing her vocational exams with scores of distinction. In 2015, Kaley danced with Texas Ballet Theater School’s Professional Division. While there, she was given the opportunity to perform in Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker and in Harald Lander’s Etudes during Texas Ballet Theater’s Spring rep, Classic Combination. She was also privileged to be choreographed on by Ben Stevenson in his reimagined Pas de Fiancée. Since joining Ballet Arkansas, some of her favorites she's performed have been George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie and Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, Christopher Wheeldon’s The American, Dew Drop Fairy in The Nutcracker, and Stabat Mater, choreographed by Mariana Oliveira.