Nardia Boodoo, from Baltimore, Maryland, began ballet to add to her talent portion at beauty pageants. After realizing her talent and passion for ballet, she started taking classes at Towson University’s Children dance division under former ABT dancer Patricia Enoch. Boodoo then stopped dancing and explored music, visual arts and acting. After an eight year hiatus, Boodoo took up dance again at age 14 at The Baltimore School for the Arts. Realizing that she had a lot of catching up to do, Boodoo worked very hard during high school and eventually would receive scholarships to attend prestigious ballet schools such as Dance Theatre of Harlem, North Carolina School for The Arts, Joffrey Ballet (Chicago), Jacob’s Pillow and The Washington Ballet. Boodoo was a member of The Washington Ballet’s Studio Company from 2014-2016.She then joined The Pennsylvania Ballet as an Apprentice for the 2016.17 season and returned to The Washington Ballet as an apprentice in 2017.
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