Kendra is a blessing among student instructors to SVAD! Only a senior in high school, Kendra has already proven to be an excellent addition to our faculty. As a student, Kendra is the model SVAD envisions. She is consistently focused, engaged, self-motivated, disciplined and has a real respect for dance and all that it encompases. As a performer, Kendra is strong and captivating. She takes all of this passion, and enthusiasm with her into the classes she teaches. Stylistically, Kendra’s choreography is current, unique and intriguing and has already received accolades at regional competitions. She strives to provide her students with the latest moves in Hip Hop and Contemporary. Kendra has the unique ability, as a student teacher, to maintain a high level of respect and admiration from her students, as they aspire to emulate her style and delivery of choreography. Kendra’s hunger for knowledge in dance, and her deep rooted passion spills over to all around her, and her energy is infectious!
I began dancing in 2003 at SVAD, and at 2 years of age I never thought how big a part of my life the art of dance would be. Throughout my years of dancing at SVAD my love and passion for dance has grown immensely.
I've been very involved with SVAD growing up, participating in 5 recitals, 10 productions for The Nutcracker, and 7 years on the Dansations perfoming arts competition team. Being a part of each of these has given me great opportunities to explore different styles and characters which is great for any dancer.
I've also had the privilege to start teaching and choreographing this past year. There is nothing I love more than helping students learn and grow to their full potential. Watching these kids, I can remember myself at their age and how important having a good role model was, and that's what I strive to be.
At SVAD, all of the dancers put in hard work and many hours into this art, and the people I've shared that time with are some of the most important people in my life. I have made friendships that will last a lifetime, it's just great to have people around you that share the same passion as yourself.
I am beyond thankful for dance. The feeling I get whether I am on stage or in class, I just get to let go. Dance allows me to speak or tell a story without words, and I think that's an amazing thing.
After I graduate high school, I plan to go to college and get a degree in business, and eventually move to L.A. to become a professional dancer and choreographer.
In the future dance will always be a part of my life no matter what, and I will forever be thankful for that.