Kendra Hughes is a choreographer/dancer/actor based in Toronto. Kendra attended George Brown College in their dance foundation program with a main focus in ballet. Since then she has been breaking the boundaries of dance with fresh choreography and hard work. Kendra has trained all over the world, including New York, Orlando and at the Sydney Dance Company in Australia. Taking classes from choreographers such as; Luther Brown, Pamela Bolling, Kathleen Rea, Slam, and Rhapsody.
Kendra worked with Illusionist Ryan Joyce for many years as one of the creative driving forces behind the demanding choreography required in one of Canada’s largest touring illusion shows. Her passion for the stage and understanding of theatre has been crucial to the show’s success. Together with Ryan, Kendra was asked to choreograph and perform not only across Canada, but in India and Qatar as well.
Kendra has been a member of many Toronto’s leading dance companies including: Toronto Aerial Dance Project, Grace ‘N Style, Black Magic and the Hamilton Modern Dance Company. Kendra also has been a guest choreographer for many of the dance companies stated above, as well as the Toronto Hot Rock Dance Team.
Kendra is always striving for new material and stretching the creative limits of her dance.
What would your perfect day consist of?
Get up in the late morning and go to work where I perform a show 5 times a day (in Florida). We would finish up around 4pm where we would all go to the beach and play games and suntan until the sun went down. At night I would teach dance or visit with friends and family some more. There would be lots of music, laughter and love.
Right now here are my favourites!
Fiction: Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini (I feel like I am the last person in the World to read this book. It was so good)
Non-Fiction: Playing with matches- Amy Cameron (I found this one by surprise and I loved it!)
What keeps you dancing?
It is my passion, my drive. Dance is like breathing. It gets me through the hardest day or helps me rejoice in the happiest day. I cannot imagine what I would have done without dance in my life.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Music, it doesn’t matter if I am playing it or listening to it. Music has always been an important part of my life!
One great moment in your life
Being a big part of changing one little boy’s life in Florida. I can make people happier through dance, I can reach them through story telling. Miracles can happen and they do everyday.