Kylie Jefferson has graced the Grammy’s stage, choreographed music videos, and in December of 2020, she will appear in her first TV show. She is set to play Neveah in the Netflix whodunit drama Tiny Pretty Things where Kylie will show off her two decades worth of ballet dancing knowledge.
While the December Netflix show is her first drama, she has appeared before on the streaming platform this year. She was one of the girls who appeared in the documentary Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. Kylie is on a path to stardom, and here are five quick facts you need to know about the actress.
Kylie Jefferson is 26-Years-Old – She is from Los Angeles
Kylie Jefferson was born on 25 September 1994, to her parents in California. Kylie was raised in Los Angeles where she got her initial education and got a taste for performing. Living in the town associated with show business it was no surprise that she found her first love, dancing.
Coming from a supportive family who believed in getting her the exposure she needed, Kylie started dancing at the age of four. She was taken by ballet from a young age and that is a passion she has carried to her adult life, even making a successful career out of it all.
Kylie Plays Neveah in Her Debut Netflix Series Tiny Pretty Things
With the amount of content Netflix has, it is still amazing when a unique show is set for release from the streaming platform. Starring a black dancer Tiny Pretty Things is a dance drama based on the book of the same name by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton.
According to the synopsis released by Netflix, “When an attack brings down the star student at an elite ballet school, her replacement enters a world of lies, betrayal — and cutthroat competition.” The show seems like a crime drama with a dance twist, lifting the curtain on the world of ballet dancing.
Kylie Jefferson plays Neveah in the new Netflix series Tiny Pretty Things.
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Kylie Jefferson plays Neveah in the Netflix series Tiny Pretty Things. Neveah is a strong girl who has the determination to be the best dancer but she lacks some polish. Coming into a situation where a girl is killed and she is added to the lineup to fill her spot, Neveah struggles to make her mark on the team.
Kylie was nervous about her audition. She wanted to rent out a studio for her dancing scene and make a showreel but everything was packed. But she got a 7 pm slot and on the last day managed to fight for the role of Neveah.
Tiny Pretty Things will be released on 14 December 2020. The cast includes Kylie Jefferson as Neveah Stroyer, Lauren Holly as Monique Dubois, Casimere Jollette as Bette Whitlaw, Daniela Norman as June Park, Brennan Clost as Shane, Michael Hsu Rosen as Nabil, Damon J. Gillespie as Caleb, and Bayardo De Murguia as Ramon.
Youngest Student of Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA)
Debbie Allen is a dancer, singer, actor, and teacher who started Debbie Allen Dance Academy to train young dancers. Kylie Jefferson was pretty young when she started dancing and she was only six years old when DADA allowed her to join, making her the youngest ever entrant.
DADA helped elevate young Kylie Jefferson, later going on to perform at the Kennedy center and even traveling to Oman to perform. She later joined Kirov Academy of Ballet and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Boston Conservatory in 2016.
Choreographing Music Videos
Kylie has been dancing for over two decades and she has made a career out of her love for the art form. While she is only recently diving into acting Kylie Jefferson has been in the music video for nearly five years now.
She even choreographed music videos with her first such outing coming in the form of ScHoolboy Q‘s single CHopstix. Kylie also appeared in the recent music video of DaBaby and Stunna 4 Vegas‘ song No Dribble. Also, she appeared in the 60th Grammy Awards, performing after the death of Kobe Bryant and Giana Bryant.
Quarantine Diaries – Kylie Jefferson’s Daily Schedule
With the quarantine shutting everyone in their homes there was a severe lack of routine for everyone. But a lockdown did not slow down Kylie. She said that a set schedule and desire to maintain a healthy habit was key to not losing her mind.
The Neveah actress said most of her days started off with prayer and the memory of Breona Taylor. And when felt like it, Lizzo played on speakers with her twerking if she wanted to. Then she tries to go out so she can fight for her career and her future kids.