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KAI BRINTON

Kai is originally from Philadelphia and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Rowan University with a BA in Speech/Theater/Dance. During these years, Kai was awarded the Ann B. Ward Medallion Award recognizing her for artistic excellence and high achievement in the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Rowan University. Her work was selected for adjudication at the American College Dance Festival and was presented at the 1995 Center for Performing Arts graduation ceremony. Upon graduation, Kai studied and performed with Melanie Stewart Dance, Benchtours Theater Company and independent artist Asimina Chremos. Along with performing, Kai was an adjunct professor of dance education at Rowan University, implemented dance programs for the public school systems with New Jersey School of the Arts and Rowan University, and taught ballet at the Gloucester County Ballet School. In 1998, Kai moved to Denver where she danced for the Hannah Kahn Dance Company and the Off-Center Dance Collective. She continued to teach for state arts programs in Colorado and for several dance/theater studios, winning awards for her choreography as well as high scores in regional and national competitions. For the past ten years, Kai has continued to teach and perform in San Jose and Raleigh. She has continued her education by studying the works of Joseph Pilates and working on both her Pilates and Yoga certifications.  Kai has a passion to instill a love and knowledge of dance into every student, regardless of their natural ability. She wants to inspire, educate, and lead students toward excellence while creating an environment where they feel free to express themselves and their talents.