Ms. Comendador began her professional dance career at age 16, performing with Dayton Ballet, Hartford Ballet, The Feld Ballet, Joyce Trisler Danscompany, and Connecticut Ballet, Alabama Ballet/Ballet South.
In 1995, she was appointed Co-Director of the Junior Division Program of The Ailey School remaining in this position until 2002. Alongside Denise Jefferson, Director, she assisted in curriculum development, administering the High School Fellowship Program and serving as faculty advisor for the Professional Division students. For her commitment to teaching high school students, she received several Teacher Recognition Awards from the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts. In 1998, she joined the adjunct ballet faculty of Marymount Manhattan College. By 2010, she served as an Assistant Professor, subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. Currently, she continues to serve in both institutions as well as joining the faculty of Restoration Dance Arts under the direction of Ronald K. Brown.
Ms. Comendador received her BA degree in Women’s Studies at Columbia University and her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College.