Kendra J. Ross is a proud Detroit native working as a dancer, teaching artist, choreographer, arts administrator, facilitator, and community organizer in her current home, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
As a dancer in New York City, Kendra has worked with Urban Bush Women, Andrea E. Woods/ Souloworks, Vissi Dance Theater, Monstah Black, MBDance, Moving Spirits Dance Company, Oyu Oro and Ase Dance Theater Collective. She also danced in a European tour with DJ Kid Koala in Vinyl Vaudeville 2.0. and as a featured dancer during the MTV Iggy Awards with Gyptian. Kendra is currently a company member of Movement of the People Dance Company.
Kendra’s choreographic work has been presented at the Detroit Performing Arts High School, Joffrey Summer Intensive, Halftime Performances at Florida A&M University, the off Broadway show 7 Sins, Museu de Arte in Salvador, Brazil, Actors Fund Theater, and Dixon Place. Kendra was a 2017 Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Studios for Dance, a 2018 BAX Space Grantee, and a 2018 Visiting Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts, 2019/2020 Artist in Residence a Bates College. She is currently a Resident Artists of The Neighborhood Project through 651 Arts.
Her community work began as a member of Urban Bush Women’s B.O.L.D Network co-teaching dance workshops and co-facilitating community engagement workshops. Along with sharing her art world-wide, Kendra serves as the Founder and Director of STooPS, an outdoors-based community building event that uses art as a catalyst to strengthen ties between different entities in Bed-Stuy.