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). In theatre, 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). For television and media, she has a guest role in the upcoming series of Not Going Out on BBC and recently worked in a digital campaign for Walkers.
Kiana has written and produced two of her plays; Half Empty; Half Full at two different festivals in New York and The Strid, a multimedia one act play presented online with support from Downstage Theatre. She currently has two projects on to go: a collective creation piece about women of the Global Majority and another about the rise of artificial intelligence.
With lived experience as a person with epilepsy, Kiana has worked as a freelance access consultant. With the English National Opera, she worked side by side the engagement team, offering insight into the running events of Relaxed Performances and the technical preparation beforehand. She has also captioned at the Battersea Arts Centre and is keen to provide access services to those who are passionate about developing their accessibility efforts.
She works with ancestors, past, present and future in mind.
She is grateful for those across Turtle Island who she has had the pleasure of working with.
Kiana is currently based in London, United Kingdom.