Tanesha "KSYN" Cason ( pronounced Kay-Sin), is no stranger to the stage. Born and raised in the Bronx, with her piercing eyes, radiant smile, and over 15 years of industry experience, Ksyn has surely made a name and a brand all of her own.
At the tender age of 5, her mother decided to put her in dance class (ballet) so she could channel her energy into something fun and constructive. As Ksyn got older she became heavily into sports like basketball, began to learn different styles of dance like African, started Girl Scouts as a Junior, and joined her school (Christ the King School in The Bronx) chess & debate club all between the ages of 10 - 13.
Ksyn continued her athleticism through her high school (Bronx Leadership Academy) years joining the track and field club, cheer leading (captain) and even began to train in martial arts (Shotokan). On the educational side Ksyn was apart of her schools Honor Society as well as secretary of the School Student Government (9th and 12th grade years). To add on to her work load Ksyn began stepping and modeling with a youth group in her hometown of The Bronx.
“Being apart of this youth group, helped me as a teen. It kept me out of trouble and off the streets. They opened the door to a lot of opportunities that I may not have had. For example how many teens did you know growing up had the opportunity to step for former President Clinton at the white house, perform along Usher, Next and the dudes from Dawson’s Creek for Seventeen Magazine and even was presented the opportunity to dance dance back up for Alicia Keys all before the age of 17…”
She continued her academic excellence through out college becoming President of the club SISTUHS (3 years), a residential assistant, and active member of the dance program where she received the Outstanding Achievement in Dance award, The Denise Messier Memorial Dance Scholarship, and the opportunity to audition for the American Dance Festival full scholarship which she obtained not once but twice held at Duke University in North Carolina. In the spring of 2005, Ksyn obtained her Bachelor of Science in Arts Management with a concentration in Dance in Rindge, NH, moved back to New York and proceeded to pick up where she left off. Before long Ksyn was landing jobs like Dance Spirit, XXL, Hype Hair Magazines and music videos with artists like Usher, Mary J Blige, Ciara, Jeremih, 50 cent, Beyoncé and Drake.
After linking up with one of the top dance agencies, Bloc NYC, she has toured/performed with stars like Sean Paul, Beyonce, Beyonce & Jay Z, Ciara, Jeremih, N.E.R.D, Ashanti, Joe and just finished touring with Drake on Aubrey and the Three Migos, and Assassination Vacation Tours where she holds the title of Dance Captain. You can also catch Ksyn in seasons 1 - 4 of the hit show Lip Sync Battle hosted by LL Cool J assisted by his colorful commentator Chrissy Teigen and In the Heights movie written by Lin - Manuel, Quiara Algeria Hudes, and directed by Jon M. Chu.
Ksyn has even taken a dab into acting where she was featured in the movie Fighting directed by Dito Montiel, landing the role of Shevonne Dubai, where she worked along side Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Louis Guzman, Brian White and many others. She's also worked with the director of Training Day, Antoine Fuqua, in the film Brooklyn’s Finest starring Ethan Hawke, and Don Cheadle; as well as being featured on the hit shows 30 Rock, starring Tina Fey and Tracey Morgan, and How to make it in America, starring Kid Cudi and Victor Rasuk.
With Ksyn’s bright smile, down to earth personality, and ever growing talent, Ksyn continues to be one of today’s rising stars and definitely one to watch out for.