Kai Hazelwood is a choreographer, performer and educator. Her training includes a BFA in Dance from UCLA, 6 years at the San Francisco Ballet School, summer programs at Dance Theater of Harlem and Alvin Ailey, and training at the Kirov Ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia. After a season with the Oakland Ballet Company, Kai relocated to Los Angeles to complete her degree at UCLA.
Kai left her 4 year post as faculty and then dance outreach coordinator at AMDA College & Conservatory in January 2016 to refocus on her artistic career beginning with a guest choreographer post with Martz Contemporary Dance Company in Barcelona Spain. Kai then went on to tour with Axis Dance Company before returning to Los Angeles to continue her own choreographic work including being selected as a 2017 Arts Omi International Arts Center Choreographic Resident, a 2018 Artist in Residence for The City of Los Angeles’ Cultural Affairs Department, and a presenting choreographer at the Black Choreographer’s Festival in San Francisco 2018. Kai also works as a dance event producer and consultant visiting studios and schools offering group workshops, choreographing college audition solos and coaching aspiring dancers on how to launch their careers be it college, company, commercial work or beyond.