Born in Baltimore, MD, Nardia Boodoo attended the Baltimore School for The Arts from 2005-2009, the North Carolina School for The Arts 2009-2010, and was a Professional Training Program (PTP) program dancer at Dance Theatre of Harlem from 2010-2011 on full scholarship.
The 26 year old beauty has danced at Jacob’s Pillow in 2011 on a full scholarship. During that time she was part of a select group chosen to work with Stanton Welch on performing an original piece. Ms. Boodoo was asked by Ashley Wheater to attend the Joffrey Academy of Dance as a trainee on a full scholarship with stipend under the direction of Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik, where she performed the lead in Choreographers of Color winner Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris, as well as various works by Alexei Kremnev.
While at the Academy Ms. Boodoo performed Don Quixote and The Nutcracker with the Joffrey Ballet. In 2014, she was invited into The Washington Ballet’s Studio Company. While with The Washington Ballet, Ms. Boodoo performed many full length ballets such a Ewaard Liang’s Dancing in the Streets, Giselle, Cinderella, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Paquita, Swan Lake, George Balanchine’s Serenade, Theme and Variations, and Septime Webre’s Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Nutcracker, Carmen in Havana, Carmina Burana, Sleepy Hollow and his Juanita y Alicia.
Ms. Boodoo joined Pennsylvania Ballet as an Apprentice for the 2016/2017 Season.