Born in Petaluma, California, Jenna Kantor entertained her parents and dinner guests by improvising dance routines to classical music in the living room. To feed this hunger to perform after dinner, her mother signed her up for ballet lessons at the age of five. While this craving to dance was fed, she expressed herself vocally throughout her home singing her one-woman version of West Side Story.  “I Feel Pretty” and “Officer Krupke” were a few of her preferred selections to belt out at a moments notice.

 

It wasn't until Jenna attended the University of California, Irvine, she found herself pulled towards musical theatre. She took a risk with the song “Nobody Does It Like Me” and continued to use that risk to book her first show playing Miss Thorn in the hit musical “Ruthless.” Already a dancer, Jenna Kantor worked hard in both her vocal and dramatic performances to grow into a strong triple threat. In order to build her resume and experience during college, she continued her journey performing in professional musical productions throughout Orange County, California.

 

After graduating with a BA in drama and a BA in dance, Jenna headed for New York and booked her first gig with Disney Cruise Line. She remains grateful for her continuous work in inspiring  musical productions throughout the US and strives to pass on the inspiration to future performers.

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make a manifest. The glory of G-d that is within us. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” - Marianne Williamson