Kendra Pearson
Kendra grew up dancing at The Studio of Performing Arts in Grover Beach, California where she began teaching Ballet at age sixteen. She majored in Dance at Allan Hancock College studying Choreography, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Folklorico. In 2009 Kendra was granted a full scholarship to attend the pre-professional training program at Ballet Hispanico of New York City. At BH she studied Ballet with Misha Chernov and Gelsey Kirkland, Limon technique with Kurt Douglass and Michael Blake, Dunham technique with Rodney Hamilton, Flamenco with La Meira, and Latin Ballroom with Bonnie Diaz. Kendra went on to join the Professional Studies Program at the Jose Limon Institute and studied with members of the original Limon company including Carla Maxwell, Jim May, Sue Bernhard, Risa Steinberg, and Betty Jones. She also studied extensively with Jim May's company Sokolow Theater. Kendra earned her certification in Pilates at Core Pilates NYC and began teaching in 2012. Her choreography has been shown in NYC at the EFSD Choreography Platform, Green Space Blooms Festival, Jim May's DanceLab, and in Santa Barbara at the HHII Dance Festival. Kendra holds a BA in Philosophy and Religion from SFSU and is currently working on her MA in Humanities. She continues to study and perform Flamenco in the bay area with Clara Rodriguez. Kendra began teaching Ballet at SFYBA in 2018.