Kyra is half Austrian and half Mexican, an unusual cultural mix that lets her move easily in different worlds and participate in the new global community where innovative ideas and ideologies thrive.
She grew up in Vienna with constant exposure to the arts and gravitated toward the fashion industry at an early age. Her first job as a fashion stylist required her to identify trends and work with professional photographers and models to expose them. In her six years at the fashion agency Making Of she developed a keen eye for the absolute latest.
Music, too, played a primary role in Kyra’s formative years. She organized her first music and art event at when she was 17 and went on to establish her own music booking agency that became an integral part of the Austrian live music landscape during the early to mid 2000s.
Determined to further her career in music, art and fashion, Kyra studied International Business Management in Vienna and later completed a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
She entered corporate America as the International Marketing & Promotions Coordinator at Universal Motown Republic Group, working with a host of important artists such as Erykah Badu, Nelly, and Jack Johnson. The experience allowed her to exploit her understanding of cultural difference and her knowledge of languages. It also gave her tremendous insight into the workings of the American corporation.
Her energy, focus and strong desire to learn and grow in the arts and entertainment industry have kept her organizing, hosting and deejaying parties throughout New York City, promoting dozens of artists under the name of her own company, Blend Media Group, LLC.
In late 2011 her life shifted back to her early childhood upbringings of valuing the honorable roles women hold in their communities and simply helping others.
Observing her friends having to figure out their birth plans and realizing how transforming a birth experience can be if supported properly made her want to do just that – supporting women during the significant landmark of birth. Kyra completed her DONA International doula & LAMAZE training and is now a DONA International certified birth doula, as well as certified LAMAZE childbirth educator. She is the founder of Walk Talk Yoga, a prenatal yoga/walking group in Brooklyn - www.walktalkyoga.tumblr.com
She sees it as utmost importance to creating a comfortable welcoming environment whether the birth takes place in a hospital, birthing center or at home.
Kyra continues her volunteer work for Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership and Free Arts NYC and she hasn’t stopped deejaying and has further completed culinary arts classes at the French Culinary Institute and the Natural Gourmet Institute.