Photo: James Melia

Kiana (she/her) is a Taiwanese-Canadian artist born and raised in Mohkinstsis on Treaty 7 Territory (or what is for now referred to as Calgary, Alberta). She was most recently seen in online productions of The Wizard of Oz as Dorothy, It’s A Wonderful Life as Mary Hatch, or in Romeo and Juliet as Coach Lauren (adapted from Friar Laurence). She has a passion for workshop processes, and is thoughtful about story structure, character motivations and loves seeing pieces evolve.

Kiana has written and produced two of her plays; Half Empty; Half Full, a two person short play at two different festivals in New York, and The Strid, a multimedia one act play produced online with support from Downstage Theatre.

Between commercials and short films, Kiana has built a body of work in film and television, and would love to do more work in that part of the industry.

She has published an essay regarding Asian Actors in film and tv, written a guest article for Handsome Alice Theatre, and continues to write short stories in her spare time.

She works with ancestors, past and future, in mind.

Kiana is currently based in London, United Kingdom and is grateful for those across Turtle Island who she has had the pleasure of working with.