Originally from Louisville, KY and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (B.S. in Physical Therapy), Kenna has had a performing and teaching career that has taken her all over the world. She has toured and performed with such recording artists as Missy Elliott, Diddy, Nelly, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, and Black Eyed Peas. Film/Television credits include MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Japan & European Awards, Fashion Rocks, Broadway: The American Musical, and the feature films Idlewild—with recording artists Outkast; and Louis—a silent film about Louis Armstrong with live music by Wynton Marsalis. She has performed in various Off-Broadway & regional theater productions including The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Radio City Rockette), The Wiz (starring Grammy Award winner Ashanti), Aida, Smokey Joe’s Café, and Bronx Casket Company, which was directed and choreographed by legendary Tony Award-winner Hinton Battle. You can currently see Kenna performing on the first national tour of Memphis!
Thayne's positive outlook, sincere encouragement to each dancer and his obvious talent all packaged together made for an inspirational morning. He had so much knowledge to share and all the dancers came out motivated to work hard and be better. And I loved the fact that he had so much varied experience -- stage, tv, film, etc!” - S. Ferree