In 2021, Kendyll graduated with a minor in dance from Bucknell University as an arts merit scholarship recipient. 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 danced 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.
Currently, she is working to refine her classical modern technique as an apprentice at Kanopy Dance Company, where she studies Graham technique. Previously as a member of their second company, she studied Hawkins, Humphrey, Dunham, Cunningham, and Ballet. At Kanopy, she has had the privilege of performing in masterworks by Pascal Rioult of Rioult Dance NY, Graham Principal Lloyd Knight, and Limon director Colin Connor. Additionally, she teaches at numerous southern Wisconsin studios, and has had her independent work with dance for film showcased with Danceworks Chicago’s Dance Chance and other dance film festivals.
In her second year with Madison Contemporary Dance, she is excited to be taking on a new role as a part of the directing team. Serving as director of technique, she aims to help keep MCD dancers on their toes!