Kenya Clay, affectionately known by her peers as the “mayor of dance,” is one of the most sought-out talents this generation will see. Her infectious spirit, smile, and flair for energetic hip hop movement mixed with the grace of the old Hollywood classics have kept this up-and-coming choreographer in high demand with the leading brands and artists of today’s entertainment world. Starting her pursuit of dance at what some consider a late age of 19 has not stopped Clay from building a resume that compares to that of a well-versed veteran. She has had the pleasure of setting moves for the likes of Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Hudson, The Pussy Cat Dolls, Kimbra, and GRL, as well as brands such as Toyota, Skechers, and Lalaloopsy. Besides her commercial work, she stands as one of the only choreographers that holds faculty at 3 of Hollywood’s leading professional dance studios: Millennium Dance Complex, Debbie Reynolds, and Movement Lifestyle. But if you ask Clay what she takes most pride in, it would be her mentorship of many of the industry’s most remarkable youth. This is a feat she says surpasses any accolade she could ever receive as a choreographer.