Kamala Hargrove is a native of the Bronx, New York. She began dancing at the age of four. She has trained in ballet, Horton, Graham, West African, jazz, and hip-hop at the Alvin Ailey School and Dance Theater of Harlem. Hargrove received her BA in mathematics and theater and dance with a concentration in dance and choreography at Trinity College. She has performed with artists including Estelle, Mr. Vegas, Wizkid, and French Montana and served as a guest artist on tour with Step Afrika! Hargrove has also worked as a Teaching Artist in New York City, teaching elementary, middle, and high school students.