Kenia, also known as BoriCana, was born to a Puerto Rican father and Dominican mother in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and raised along with her older brother in Medford, Long Island, NY. Growing up in a Puerto Rican and Dominican household surrounded by music, Kenia first showed interest in performing at the age of four and at the age of six decided she wanted to become a professional singer and actor. At age fourteen, Kenia began performing professionally and signed a production deal that lead to the release of her first self-titled album. At 16, she won her first beauty pageant and crowned Miss Teen Long Island. The following year, she was crowned Miss Teen New York State within the talent division for her singing. Kenia would go on to perform on Showtime at the Apollo, the Puerto Rican Day Parade and Club New York while releasing mix-tapes with several rap artist along the way.
After her family relocated to Florida, Kenia set her sights on acting and was cast in a theater production on her very first audition. While attending University, Kenia continued to perform in plays, musicals and student films, eventually booking several Commercials. During that time, Kenia recorded two self-funded, self-written, self-produced, and self-distributed albums. Kenia believes in supporting causes that impact us all. She has been a huge supporter of Charity Water, an organization proving clean drinking water to impoverished areas of the world. Kenia donated 50% of her first album earrings to this organization.
Kenia moved to California to further develop her career. She has studied under Killian McHugh, Terry Berland, Matt Farnsworth and many high-profile coaches. She continues to book a wide variety of roles on feature films and TV shows, including Graceland, Glow, American Horror Stories, Goliath, and Captain Marvel.
Musically, Kenia has evolved as a singer, lyricist and producer. Later this year she will be releasing new music under the name BoriCana, debuting a new musical style.