Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, and Contemporary
Kendyll began her dance training in Washington at the age of two, and continued this training after moving to Wisconsin, where she joined the Stoughton Center for the Arts company and pre-professional program in 2013.
She went on to graduate with a minor in dance from Bucknell University as an arts merit scholarship recipient, where she studied modern dance under the direction of Kelly Knox, and ballet and jazz under Professors Er-Dong Hu and Dustyn Martincich. As a dancer and choreographer for the Bucknell Dance Company, she was able to perform original repertory from residency artists such as Ailey II dancer Nathaniel Hunt, Giordano Jazz principal Eddy Ocampo, and Sidra Bell of Sidra Bell Dance NYC. She also participated in master classes from notable artists, such as Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, and Parsons Dance.
In addition, she participated in student-run organizations, such as Stampede Hip-Hop club, and served as president of the Riff and Ray tap club. She was also fortunate enough to receive a scholarship to the Oklahoma Dance Festival, where she studied ballet, modern, and gyrokinesis, and has had her work with dance for film showcased as a part of DanceWorks Chigago’s Dance Chance, and other dance film festivals.
Beyond campus, she studied Ballet under the supervision of Amy Casimir of Strictly Ballet. She taught modern and contemporary at Downtown Dance studio for three years, and served as choreographer for RiverStage Community Theater. Since leaving Lewisburg, she has taught at and set guest choreography at numerous southern Wisconsin studios.
Currently, she is working to refine her classical modern technique as an apprentice at Kanopy Dance Company, and her contemporary with Madison Contemporary, and is excited to continue exploringher love of teaching here at A Step Above!