Michelle Kenner was born in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in the South Jersey area. Upon graduating from high school, Michelle attendedHoward University in Washington, D.C. and received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Business. While at Howard, Ms. Kenner performed, choreographed and served as a team captain for the Howard Bisonette’s (a dance group which performed dance routines at the school’s men’s basketball games).
After leaving college, she moved to New York City and began working in her field of television production and currently works as a freelance television producer. She’s produced everything from daytime talk shows to fashion show segments to celebrities/music artists as well as production management. However, she was still able to fulfill her passion for dance by performing with a jazz/hip-hop/house company called “Black Out Dance Company”. Later, Michelle was able to combine her love of basketball and dance by becoming a member of the New Jersey Nets Dance Team from 2002 to 2004.
Michelle’s goal has always been to one day combine her love of producing entertaining television and sports with her first passion…Dance! With that in mind, this her first step at achieving that goal by creating a dance entertainment company (D.I.M.P Entertainment) that will help to continue to spread and teach the form of dance to young people; especially, those in underserved areas in inner city that may not have access to dance classes. D.I.M.P also wants to teach dance as a form of fun exercise to adults as well as providing professional dance entertainment to various outlets. In the 2009 she started a dance program at the Navy Yard Boy and Girls Club in Brooklyn, NY.
In 2010, she created the HoopGirlz Radio show which is an entertaining online radio show dedicated to talking all things basketball! To expand the brand and her love of dance, she used her experience as a former NBA dancer to also create “HoopGirlz Dancers” which was formed to provide additional entertainment (similar to NBA dancers) to street-ball basketball tournaments in the NYC area such as Nike’s Pro City basketball tournament and the world-famous “Rucker Park” tournament in Harlem. You can follow Michelle on Twitter @ChelleHGRadio