Jendaya Dash was born and raised in Queens, NY where she began her training at the age of 12 at an after school program in her middle school, with Daryl Richardson. She then went on to continue her dancing at Benjamin N. Cardozo where she met Carolyn Devore. 


A short time after that, Jendaya enrolled in Devore Dance Center and was introduced to Obediah Wright who taught her traditional modern techniques and Teresa Aubel who taught her ballet.  After graduating high school Jendaya worked as an Apprentice Dancer with Balance Dance Theater for a year. 


Shortly after, in 2012, Jendaya went on to finish her last two years of college at Sarah Lawrence where she trained with Barbara Forbes, Nina Goldman, Sarah Rudner, Emily Divine and Rose-Ann Thom. After graduating in 2014, she went on to perform with The Move Shop and dance in DEC3's "Put Some South in Your Mouth" music video. She has been dancing with Rod Rodgers since fall 2014.



Jendaya also works as a dance fitness instructor, photographer, assistant dance teacher, and as a community organizer in New York City.