Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher

Los Angeles, CA
United States

Bio

This California native Kenya Clay, born and raised in Inglewood, has loved dance ever since she can remember. Not growing up in a traditional studio to learn how to dance, she says the streets and TV is where she picked up all her moves early in life. Throughout high school the passion stayed with her. At just 15 this youngster heard of an audition on the radio for a music video. Not knowing what to expect she took a 2-hour bus ride to get there. Though the inexperienced performer got cut she knew from that moment she wanted to pursue dancing behind the stars.

Fast forward many years later, countless hours of training, and 100’s of auditions and you’re looking at one of the industry’s blazing talents. She has had success as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and prides still being a student. Claiming that this is ‘only the beginning for her’. As a performer she has danced and choreographed for many major live shows including the VMA’s, the Grammy’s, Ellen, DWTS, AMA’s, just to name a few. Dominating the TV scene, she has been featured on the Fox hit show Glee, How I Met Your Mother, Greek, Teen Nick’s The Nightlife, and was a guest celebrity choreographer for Vh1’s Money Hungry. She credits MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew for igniting her career, which she was a first season contestant on with her all female girl crew Fysh N Chicks. She has had the privilege of dancing with Music’s top artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Willow Smith, and just recently filmed a new Michael Jackson video.

Besides being a force in the commercial scene, she is quickly making a name for herself in the choreography and teaching circuit, currently teaching Hip Hop at IDA Hollywood and the world famous Millennium Dance Complex. She trains all levels, from kids to adults, and beginning to advanced classes. She has taught at several studios throughout California as well as in Vermont, Ukraine, and Italy. Her class was highlighted in the Sept 2010 issue of Los Angeles Magazine ‘BEST NEW’ article, declaring it one of the best classes to take at Millennium Dance Complex. Her big break was when she was asked to be associate choreographer for The PussyCat Dolls “Doll Domination’ world tour as well as other projects for the group including the VMA nominated Best Dance Video “Jai Ho”. She has also choreographed for artists such as Paradiso Girls, Girlicious, and Hot Chella Rae just to name a few. And was also a guest choreographer for SYTYCD UKRAINE… She is eager to share her experience and talents with everyone. Ready and willing for everything her Love of Dance has to offer….

* Was Featured in LOS ANGELES magazine 2010 BEST issue for hip hop classes..
* Currently heading Artist development for NEW Atlantic Records teen sensation. (Name to be disclosed soon)
* Just Direct Booked on project with "Single Ladies" choreographer Jaquel Knght for Interscope artist RYE RYE.
* First Hip Hop competition piece ever choreographed for Worlds in Croatia placed 1st and was chosen as one of the top 4 Overall hip hop contenders out of 100's of pieces.
* Currently seeking to get on conventions and has lots of traveling already confirmed to teach for the summer season.

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Music Videos Col 1 Music Videos Col 2 Music Videos Col 3
Michael Jackson "Hollywood Tonight"Dir: Wayne Isham
WIllow Smith "21st century Girl"Chor: Tina Landon
Lil Boots "New Girl In Town"Dir: Jake Nava
Black Eyed Peas "The Time"Chor: Fatima Robinson
Black Eyed Peas 'Rock Your Body"Dir: Rich Lee
Agnes Monica "Paralyzed"Chor: Tricia Miranda
Choreography Col 1 Choreography Col 2 Choreography Col 3
NMD Promo TourMoore Entertainment
Pussycat Dolls "Bottlepop" M/V
Dick Clark Rockin NYE 09' w/ Pussycat Dolls
The Ellen Show w/PussyCat Dolls
Jay Leno w/ PussyCat Dolls
MTV's America's Best Dance Crew w/Fysh N Chicks
Brinn Nicole Promo Tour
A.R. Rahman ft Nicole S. "JAI HO" M/V
Tynisha Keli Promo Tour
The Dream ft. Kanye West "Walking On the Moon" M/VAssistant ChoreographerDir: Hype Williams
PussyCat Dolls "DOLL DOMINATION" World TourAssociate ChoreographerArtistic Dir: Mikey Minden and Robin Antin
So You Think You Can Dance-UkraineGuest ChoreographerSTB Television
Dance Col 1 Dance Col 2 Dance Col 3
I Am One w/ Black Eyed PeasChor: Fatima Robinson
Dancing with The Stars w/Jamal SimsABC
American Idol w/Black Eyed PeasFOX
Lil Boots "New In Town" M/VDancerDir: Jake Nava
Emmy's Dance MovesDancerAcademy Of Television Arts and Sciences
Leona Lewis "Please Forgive Me" M/VFeatured DancerDir: Mark Isham
MTV's America's Best Dance CrewDancer "Fysh N Chicks"MTV NETWORKS
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 08'DancerLittle In The Middle
MTV's DANCELIFE "Overdrive"Featured DancerMTV NETWORKS
MTV's DANCELIFE "Overdrive"Featured DancerMTV NETWORKS
NFL PEPSI KICKOFF w/MARY J.BLIGEDancerChor:Devyne
Mary J. Blige "Love and Life" Promo TourDancerChor:Devyne
GLEEJane Addams Glee ClubFOX
GREEKZeta Beta ZetaABC FAMILY
SHAKIRA 'SHE WOLF'Director: Jake Nava
How I Met Your Mother100th EpisodeCBS
Teaching Col 1 Teaching Col 2 Teaching Col 3
IDA HollywoodHollywood, CaDir: Maya K.
MidanzaMilan, ItalyJuan Rivera
World Championship of DanceJudge/Hip Hop TeacherLos Angeles, Ca
London Dance FactoryUnited KingdomDir: Natasha Harvey
MILLENNIUM DANCE COMPLEXNoho, CaStudio Director: Jin Lee
HYPE DANCE STUDIOChico, CaStudio Director: Sara Blakley
BURBANK SCHOOL OF BALLETBurbank, CaStudio Director: Lisa Sutton
BOOGIEZONEIrvine, CaStudio Director: Elm Pizarro
URBAN REACHBurlington,VTStudio Director: Sarah Cover
Stage Col 1 Stage Col 2 Stage Col 3
Rhythm Nation 2010Lead DancerChor: Anthony Thomas
KIIS FM Jingle Ball/PCDAssociate ChoreographerIrvine, CA
Royal Variety/PCDAssociate ChoreographerBBC

Stats

Gender 
Female
Age Range 
20-25
Ethnic Appearance 1 
African
Ethnic Appearance 2 
Multi-Ethnic
Hair Color 
Black
Hair Length 
Short
Eye Color 
Brown
Height 
5ft 3in
Suit/Dress 
s
Shirt 
s
Inseam 
27
Bust 
34c
Waist 
27
Hips 
35