Jeanette Kakareka began dancing at The Rock Schoolin Philadelphia, at the age of twelve.
She competed in the Youth American Grand Prix for four years, making the New York City finals for three. She was also selected to participate in the 2010 International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MI. Jeanette participated in a summer intensive at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and two at the San Francisco Ballet School before attending their year round program in their top level. At the end of the year, she was chosen by Helgi Tómasson and Patrick Armand to be a part of the Trainee Program for two years.
During the three years she was inThe San Francisco Ballet School she performed corps de ballet and character roles with The San Francisco Ballet, as well as dancing in trainee and school shows. She is now an artist with The English National Ballet.
Jeanette became a Ballet Zaida Affinity in December of 2013.