Joined Ballet Arizona: 1996
Training: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet , Harid Conservatory
Other Companies: Centro Pro-Danza de Cuba, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet
Kendra received her training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Harid Conservatory. She began her career with Centro Pro-Danza de Cuba under the direction of Laura Alonso, dancing lead roles in Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, and The Nutcracker. Since joining Ballet Arizona in 1996 Kendra has performed principal roles in Balanchine’s Apollo and Divertimento No. 15, Swan Lake, Napoli, Cinderella, La Sylphide, Paquita, and The Nutcracker. She has also danced many featured roles in works that include Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section, and Ib Andersen’s Amoroso, Indigo Rhapsody, Mosaik, and Coppélia. Kendra originated roles in Ib Andersen’s Elevations, Mosiak, and Play. Kendra’s Balanchine repertoire includes The Four Temperaments, Agon, Allegro Brillante, Concerto Barocco, “Rubies” from Jewels, La Sonnambula, Serenade, Theme and Variations, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and La Valse. Her contemporary roles include works by Dwight Rhoden, Moses Pendleton, Pilobolus, Kevin O’Day, Julia Adam, and Paul Taylor.