19-year-old Memphis woman dances at Super Bowl halftime show with Mary J. Blige

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kyndall Harris started dancing at 7-years-old with the Memphis Grizzlies dance team.

Since then, she’s gone on tour with Janet Jackson and now, she crossed the biggest stage off her bucket list – the Super Bowl halftime show.

“I’m born and raised in Memphis, Tenn., and so the culture that has been instilled in me, even through my mannerisms, coming out to Los Angeles, always so excited and happy to represent my city,” she said.

Harris just turned 19 two months ago.

“We rehearsed for about two weeks for the Super Bowl, and an average rehearsal was about 6 to 8 hours a day, about five days a week. That was the schedule for us, it was amazing,” she said.

She was one of the dancers behind Mary J. Blige.

“We rehearsed with her enough times to make the show look great and she was a blast to work with,” she said.

Harris said she was the youngest on the stage and although she moved to Los Angeles in high school, she says she could never forget the Southwind neighborhood she was raised in.

“I’m so beyond thankful for Memphis and the culture that they have instilled inside of me. Memphis has poured so much love and support into me and I always know when I’m coming out with a project or having an event I know that Memphis will always be there to support me,” she said.

Harris said the best advice she can give to young people is simple.

“I will always emphasize the importance of going for your dreams. Whatever it is that you have dreamt about, or any goals you have, if you put in the work and believe in yourself, and you trust God, it’ll happen for you.”

Harris said she’ll be announcing a project right here in Memphis in the spring.