Meet Against the Odds Artist, Kendra Henseler!

Six One Seven Dance Collective Artistic Director, Kendra Heithof Henseler was born on the West Coast, raised in the Midwest and now lives in New England where she serves as the primary choreographer for her Boston based dance company. With a commitment to create dances that reach out and touch the everyday dance audience; and dancers with diverse and professional training, her choreography has made quite and impact in New England. Kendra's choreography has been shown at the Boston University Dance Theater,Green Street Studios, The Center for Arts at the Armory, The American Dance Legacy Institute, The Dance Complex, The Mills Gallery, and Minneapolis' Red Hot Art Festival. Kendra has toured internationally in Trinidad and Tobago with Global Worship 

Movement and performed professionally with Sokolow Now!, Urbanity Dance Project, Dance Currents, Nautilus Music Theater, Trisha Brown at the ICA in Boston, Sara Smith, Kay Cummings, Linda Talcott Lee, Joe Chvala and Charles Moulton and interned with Black Label Movement of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her early training was under the direction of Kathryn Rose Reimler, Dorota Dannenbringof the Warsaw National Dance Company, The Omaha Ballet Theater and BalletMagnificat! of Jackson, Mississippi. In addition to teaching private lessons, Kendra teaches with the Cambridge Performance Project. She has served as faculty with the Boston Ballet, Minneapolis' Dance Arts Center and Ballare Teatro. Kendra holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.When she's not creating dances, you can find her spending too much time with her stand mixer, taking photographs or talking to one of her four pets. 

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