Kendall began her ballet training as a young girl at the Columbia Dance Academy to rehabilitate a broken leg and fell in love with the art. She continued her ballet training under the instruction of Andrea Hill at City Ballet of Wilmington (North Carolina) where she performed in The Nutcracker, Phantom of the Opera, Coppelia, the Snow Queen, and Sleeping Beauty. In high school, Kendall joined the School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet where she was a part of the Youth Ensemble for four years. During her time with the School of MCB, Kendall also enjoyed volunteering with the DanceAbility program. After high school, she spent a year training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, under the instruction of David Justin, DeeAnna Hiett, Gary Abbott, Michael Blake, and Ronald Tice.