Kai Hazelwood is a choreographer, performer and educator with over 25 years of experience in contemporary, modern, ballet, performance art and dance theater. Her training includes a BFA in Dance, six years at the San Francisco Ballet School, summer programs at Dance Theater of Harlem and the Alvin Ailey School of Dance, and intensive 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. She has been mentored by and worked with local artists including, Victoria Marks and Christine Suarez. She has collaborated with performance artist Allison Wyper since 2010, touring the artist’s piece “Witness” to festivals and art exhibitions in Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Francisco, Calgary, Alberta and Montreal, Quebec. Kai’s choreographic work includes “Assemble” & “Exagoge” performed by Theatre Dybbuk, original evening length works entitled “Color Outside the Lines” and “inVISIBLE”.
Kai left her 4 year post as faculty and 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 Dance Omi International Dance Collective Resident. She 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.