Renee offers MEN? The Musical a creative style and approach to choreography which is fresh, modern and contemporary. Her versatility and
talent is easy to see from a very early age. It is also Renee’s determination and resilience to recover from a career threatening hip injury performing gymnastics that makes her a stand out personality, and an ideal role model for the MTM brand. Renee’s positive response to her injury led her to find a more artistic way of athleticism and move forward with her career.
Born and raised in Seal Beach California, Renee Kester knew she wanted to be a professional dancer at age 12. Renee was trained first in breakdancing by Hokuto Konishi and Ryan Conferido (now Quest crew). She focused mainly on breaking and hip hop until later exploring modern and contemporary, dancing for Sonya Tayeh by age 15. It wasn't until age 16 when Renee got serious about ballet. She completed her last two years of high school online to train in ballet and shortly after graduating, got scouted at World Ballet Competition to be a trainee with Washington Ballet. After Washington Ballet , Renee danced and toured with Houston Ballet before coming back to California to explore herself as a choreographer. Since then she has danced and choreographed for several music videos, live shows, and commercials including Prius, Nair, Lenovo and Timberland. Renee has also been hailed for her youtube videos and nominated for several awards, particularly for her and Phillip Chbeeb's viral sensation video, & 'Slip' which they choreographed together and shot in a LA subway station. This video has had to date over 19.8 million views online.
Aside from her work in the dance industry, Renee is also a musician and singer/songwriter performing under her artist name, Nayya. Renee also enjoys drawing and oil painting in her free time.