Kira Hall was born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Her performing career began at age seven, where she marched up to her mother with an ad for the local community production of Carousel and told her, “We need to go to this.” From there she was hooked, involved with every performance opportunity she could grab in her small northern city.
She graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts with her Enriched Certificate in the Performing Arts with Honours, and moved out to Toronto in 2011, where she continues to seamlessly move between performance worlds. She discovered a particular aptitude for puppetry as Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in the premiere Canadian cast of Avenue Q, and puppet magic has become a central pillar of her career, both onstage and onscreen. Most recently she has provided puppetry for CBC Kids, TVOKids, and the Australia-based Flying Bark Productions. She also is a talented voice artist, having loaned her voice to commercials for Tim Hortons, The Bay, Hotels.com, and Preakness Stakes.
Kira loves to write her own work, from her hit solo play Paleoncology to the award-winning short film Farm is a Four-Letter Word. Active as a playwright and fledging screenwriter, she is always excited about the possibility for collaboration, especially with artists back home in the North.
Kira’s other interests include puzzles, animated movies, things that are slightly spooky, cheese, and books that make her sad.