Jynnette was born and raised in Orlando, FL. Her parents are of Caribbean descent (Jamaica and Grenada). Having grown up in poverty, some of her earliest memories are of being homeless. She always had innate talents and proclivities to the arts which were encouraged in the home. At age 11, she taught herself how to play the viola and quickly developed her skills as a lead violist in her school’s symphony orchestra. She went on to gain repeated entry into local and state competition orchestras through middle school and high school. She continued to play the viola while a student at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, but she also began to explore other creative outlets. She trained as a makeup artist and garnered a position at Opera Theatre of St. Louis as a Wig & Makeup Intern. Soon a foray into dance, singing, and acting followed suit. She was an active and avid artist during her college years while also earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics.
After college, she returned to her former middle school and became a math teacher but still continued developing her many creative skills. She was privileged to dance with a modern dance company called The Center for Contemporary Dance in Winter Park, FL. She participated in a ground-breaking performance piece entitled “Unheard Insight”, wherein the entire show was structured to accommodate audience members in the blind & deaf communities. She also took part in the modern dance work Sacred Slaves Stories, a contemporary re-telling of the African slave trade. After teaching for a few years, she decided to commit fully to working and living as an artist. She moved to Los Angeles, CA and began steady work as a makeup artist while developing relationships as an actor and industry professional.
She has expanded into writing and producing her own works.
Check out the latest project here: https://igg.me/at/blacksandfilm
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