Ja'Niya Kennedy

Ja'Niya Kennedy


ADT Member since 2016.

In their own words ...

How did the passion for dance begin?

My passion for dance started when I was little and saw a ballerina dancing on the television.

 I then started dancing at the age of 5.


Why did you choose to pursue your dance studies at The Alabama Dance Theatre?

I thought that the opportunities that they offer from the roles to the company was great.Also all the teachers are unique.


What pointe shoes do you prefer?

I prefer Bloch pointe shoes, but I also really like Gaynor Minden pointe shoes.

Which choreographers inspire you?


One of my favorite choreographers is Alvin Ailey.I love the way the dancers in his company are so expressive and fluid with their movement yet sharp at the same time.


What are some of your favorite roles of all time and why?

My favorite roles were when I was a Gypsy and a Party Guest in Dracula.

These roles were fun to do and everyone was always happy in these parts.


What is your dream role?

My dream role is to be Odette in Swan Lake.