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KAI HAZELWOOD

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Selected Teaching

2018

Dance Masters of California

Convention Faculty (Ballet & Contemporary Ballet)

 

2016-2018

Joffrey Ballet

Summer Program & Audition Tour Faculty

 

2012-2014

American Dramatic & Musical Academy (AMDA)

Hollywood, California

Dance Faculty Ballet, Strength & Conditioning instructor and Choreographer for the BFA and Conservatory programs

 

2011-2014

Miss Kai’s DanceT!me

Owner/Founder Dance education, party entertainment, and after school program for children ages 2-8

 

2011-2012

Orange County High School of the Arts

Commercial and International Dance Departments, Faculty Advanced Ballet Instructor for the Commercial Dance Department Modern technique teacher for the International Dance Department

 

2010-2011

Dance Precisions

Dance Faculty Advanced Contemporary Jazz technique instructor

 

2010

Idyllwild Arts Academy

Summer Dance Faculty Intermediate and Advanced Jazz and Ballet technique instructor and choreographer

 

2006-2008

Dance 10 Performing Arts Center

Staff Instructor Competition Team Leader Choreographer Instructor and Choreographer for students ages 2-adult tap beginning through advanced ballet, lyrical jazz, modern fusion, and tumbling for toddlers

 

2005-2006

Tiffany’s Dance Academy

Staff Instructor Instructor for students ages 2-adult beginning tap, all levels of ballet, modern, jazz and lyrical jazz


2006

Oakland Ballet

Teacher for winter Nutcracker auditions

Selected Arts Admin Experience

2019

Dance USA Institute of Leadership Training

selected cohort member

 

2018-Present

Good Trouble Makers

Artistic Director

 

2018-Present

The Hall Method

Vice President & Co-Teacher

 

2018-Present

CALA (College Audition LA)

Dance Director

 

2015-Present

Downtown Dance & Movement

Artistic Director

 

2016-2018

NexTakes

Owner/Creator.

Consultant creating unique plans for pre-professional dancers figuring out the next step after high school and dance related businesses looking to expand their programs or grow their business.

 

2014-2016

AMDA College and Conservatory

Dance Outreach Coordinator Create new outreach/student recruitment plan Develop and managed relationships with Dance events, High Schools and private studios. Coordinate the design of new dance marketing material Teach master classes, auditions Adjudicate auditions and award scholarships Extensive public speaking on college panels, and giving presentations on AMDA

 

2013

Small Business Development Center

Small business owner mentee Education in social media marketing, business development, creating and implementing marketing

 

2011-2013

Miss Kai’s DanceT!me

Owner/Founder

Curriculum developer Marketing/publicity strategist Community outreach/strategic partnership program developer Student recruitment coordinator Spokesperson (radio, podcast interviews & public speaking) Teacher trainer

Dance/Performance Companies

2016

Axis Dance Company, Company Member

2014-present

Theatre Dybbuk, Choreographer/Movement Director

2013-2015

PTERO Dance Theater, Company Member, Soloist

2009

Everybody Nose Clown Troupe, Founding Company Member

2008-Present

Suarez Dance Theater

2008

Faux Paus Dance Theater, Company Member

2006-2007

Oakland Ballet, Company Member

2004

Suhalia Salimpour Bellydance, Company Member

Education

2011

BFA in Dance University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

2006

Kirov Ballet, St Petersburg, Russia

2004

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New York

1998-2003

Dance Theater of Harlem, New York

1999-2003

San Francisco High School of the Arts

1990-1996

San Francisco Ballet School

Clown & Physical Comedy

2014

Workshop with Bill Irwin

2009-2010

Everybody Nose Clown Troupe Founding Company Member

2002

Workshop with Marcel Marceau

Movement Direction

2018-2019

"Hell Prepared"

Theatre Dybbuk Los Angeles, CA

Movement Director

 

2018  

“Totfeh Aruk”

Film by Taso Papadakis performed by Theatre Dybbuk, Los Angeles, CA

Movement Director

 

2017-2018

"Lost Tribes" by Theatre Dybbuk

Los Angeles CA

Choreographer/Movement Director

 

2016

“Exagoge” by Theatre Dybbuk

Los Angeles CA

Choreographer/Movement Director

 

2015-2016

“Assemble” by Theater Dybbuk

Encinitas CA

Choreographer/Movement Director, Performer

2019

"inVISIBLE" Good Trouble Makers

Los Angeles, CA

Choreographer, Performer

 

"Palladio"

Acceler8 Ballet Company

Orange, CA

Choreographer For European tour with Orange County Youth Orchestra

 

2018

"Sound Around"

Accelr8 Ballet Company

Orange, CA

Choreographer

 

2017-2018

"Seeking..."

Los Angeles CA,

Black Choreographer's Festival

San Francisco CA

Choreographer

 

2017

"No Spoons. Only Knives"

Downtown Dance & Movement

This is Bruin Life

UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

Co-Choreographed with Sam de Leve

Performed by Kai Hazelwood & Sam de Level

 

"Hermanitos"

Accelr8 Ballet Company

Orange CA

Choreographer

 

2016

"Definitely Bi"

LA PRIDE Parade

Los Angeles CA

Choreographer of AmBi parade contingent with cast of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" including Rachel Bloom & Choreographer Kathryn Burns

 

“inVISIBLE”

Los Angeles CA & Barcelona Spain

Choreographer

 

“Color Outside the Lines 2.0”

3 Clubs

Hollywood CA

Choreographer & Director

 

2015

“Culture Lab: Sacrifice”

SIJCC

Los Angeles, CA

Collaborator performer

 

“Color Outside the Lines”

Pig n' Whistle Pub

Los Angeles CA

Choreographer & Director

 

2014

“Spectrum”

5th Annual Bi Arts Festival

Los Angeles

Choreographer & Performer

 

2013-2014

“Love Gun”

AMDA College and Conservatory

5th Annual Bi Arts Festival

Los Angeles

Choreographer

 

“Pictures at an Exhibition.”

24th Street Theater

Los Angeles

Assistant Choreographer

 

2012

“Pictures at an Exhibition.”

29th Sydney Youth Musicale

Sydney Opera House

Assistant Choreographer

Selected Choreography