Dance/Performance Companies

 2016 Axis Dance Company, Company Member
 2014-present Theatre Dybbuk, Choreographer
 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

Selected Choreography

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

"Seeking..." Los Angeles CA
Choregrapher

"Lost Tribes" by Theatre Dybbuk Los Angeles CA
Choreographer

"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

“Exagoge” by Theatre Dybbuk Los Angeles CA
 Choreographer

“Color Outside the Lines 2.0” 3 Clubs Hollywood CA
 Choreographer & Director

2015
 “Assemble” by Theater Dybbuk Encinitas CA
 Choreographer, Performer

“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 Performance Work

2017
"Rule of Thumb" Atlanta, GA
Suarez Dance Theatre & Emory University Dance Chair Lori Teague

"Family Dinner" Los Angeles tour
Suarez Dance Theatre

2016
"Mother. Father" Los Angeles tour
Suarez Dance Theatre

2015
 “The Fall of Foliage” Los Angeles Dance Festival Los Angeles, CA
 Performer with PTERO Dance Theatre

2014
 “Witness” Hemispheric Institute Encuentro. Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
 with Allison Wyper

2012
 “Witness” Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival. Calgary, Canada
 with Allison Wyper

2011
 “Guess Who” Body Stories. Craftswoman House, Pasadena, California. Invited choreographer.
 curator Christine Suarez

“Pistachio Ice Cream.” Hollywood Fringe Festival. Choreographer, performer, producer.

“Witness” Too Much! A Queer Performance Marathon. Dance Mission, San Francisco
 with Allison Wyper

“Witness” Catalytic: Networks, Community, Participation. California State University, Long Beach.
 with Allison Wyper

2009
 “Doing By Undoing.” Unknown Theater, Los Angeles. Collaborator and performer.
 chor. Arianne Hoffman

"Thanatosis" Afro Solo Black Voices Performance Series
Featured Artist

2008
“Wet Spots: The Story Project.” Los Angeles. Collaborator and performer.
 chor. Christine Suarez

Clown and Physical Comedy Experience

2014 Workshop with Bill Irwin
2009-2010 Everybody Nose Clown Troupe Founding Company Member
2002 Workshop with Marcel Marceau

Commercial Work

2012 “Nothing Sacred” Music video for artist Mister Way. Director Henry Brown
2013 “Be My Baby Tonight” Music video for artist Izzy Chiat. Director Denise Duff
2011 HonorVet.org fundraiser Featured performer. Hosted by John McCain & Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Selected Teaching (Dance)
 
2016-present
Joffrey Ballet
Audition tour faculty

2013-2014 
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 Highschool 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 Teaching (Fitness)
 
2012-2013 The Dailey Method Los Angeles, CA
2009-2010 Joe’s Gym Los Angeles, CA
2008-2010 International Love & Money Summit Savannah, GA & San Francisco, CA
2008-2009 Independent Private Fitness Trainer Los Angeles, CA
2008-2009 Revel Dance Studio Los Angeles, CA
2007 Training Ground Oakland, CA
2006 African American Health Fair Oakland, CA
2005-2006 Improving Pregnancy Outcome Oakland, CA
 
Selected Business Development Experience

2016-Present 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