choreographer/ dance educator

BIOGRAPHY

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Hazel Clarke

Choreographer and dance educator, Hazel graduated with a BA in dance from San Jose State University in 2001. Founder of contemporary dance company, Kairos Dance Co (est. 2006),  her work has been performed throughout Los Angeles, Palm Desert, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Colorado and Utah. Kairos’ September 2016 debut of ‘Light in the Moonless Midnight’, a full-length piece focusing on erasing the stigma of mental illness, was met with an emotionally stirred audience response. The company performed this work again June 2017 and was invited by Tim Robbins’ Actor’s Gang to perform “Paradigm” (effects of social media) in February 2018, and “She Speaks” (women's empowerment) in April 2019. Resident choreographer of the youth musical theater program Puttin' On Productions in Manhattan Beach, CA, regional musical theatre credits include the LA Times’ Critic’s Choice of Chance Theater’s “A Chorus Line” (2016) and "Fun Home" (2020), Ovation Award Best Musical winner  “Lizzie- the Musical” (2019), and Right Angle Entertainment’s National Tour of “Musical Thrones”. Hazel continues to bring her joy of dance to all ages.