Kenya Jordan
Actor, Dancer
UBCP | ACTRA
“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”
– A.A Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Kenya Jordan was born and raised in Surrey, a large suburb of Vancouver, Canada. As a toddler, she had her first experience on camera in a number of children’s toy commercials for Toys “R” Us and Fisher Price. Kenya was an extremely vivacious and energetic child who already embraced the spotlight. Dance seemed like the obvious next step towards her future in the performing arts.

Kenya went on to train extensively in a number of dance styles including R.A.D. ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern and hip hop; she was immediately hooked. Knowing that dance was a passion that she seriously wanted to follow led her to continue her training at Harbour Dance Centre’s pre-professional Intensive Training Program (ITP). She built her brand as an incredibly versatile dancer with a fusion of expressive contemporary dance and a genuine love of hip hop grooves. Favourite dance credits include Riverdale (CW), Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC), and Descendants 3 (Disney).

To broaden her skill set, Kenya began exploring the world of acting with top Vancouver instructors Nadine Wright at ACT2 and Beatrice King at King Creatives in their professional company. Kenya was a natural with her charisma popping off the screen. Her first credits were in the popular series The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix), The 100 (CW), and a recurring role as the Faceless Woman in Brand New Cherry Flavor (Netflix).

Kenya’s breakthrough supporting role as the fiery Pepper in The J Team (Nickelodeon/Paramount+) alongside Jojo Siwa, also nominated for Best Choreography at the Emmy Awards, opened new opportunities in film and television. She went on to play the heavily recurring role of Virginia in the new Grease series Rise of Pink Ladies (Paramount+) as well as the supporting lead in Real Love (Lifetime/Sony Pictures), produced by Mary J. Blige, both due to release in 2023.

Kenya loves to perform and takes any opportunity to involve herself in her performing arts community’s passion projects such Main Event, created by Ken Yung, and Innovate Film Showcase, created by Joe Tuliao and Meaghan Gipps. Her goal is to continue to develop as an artist, to be involved in projects that genuinely depict who she is by representing the BIPOC community, and to inspire others to follow their dreams.