Hazel Clarke ~ Founder and Artistic Director
An instructor/choreographer for twenty years, Hazel holds a BFA in Dance from San Jose State University and trained with Mary Carbonara, Fred Mathews, Janet Van Swoll, Gary Masters and Robert Moses. Hazel founded Kairos Dance Company in 2006. Since then the company has performed in various venues in L.A., Palm Desert, San Francisco, Las Vegas, NV, Denver, CO, and Ogden, UT. A finalist for the Palm Desert Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival in 2007 and 2009, Hazel won the 2013 Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival and 2015 sjDANCEco ChoreoFest Audience Choice Award. Recent performances include Brockus’ DANCE/BACK event, Women Manifest Dance, Front and Main Choreography Festival, San Pedro Dance Festival, and Mixmatch Dance Festival. Resident choreographer for Puttin’ On Productions theatre company in Manhattan Beach, her recent musical theatre choreography credits include the LA Times’ Critic’s Choice of Chance Theater’s “A Chorus Line”. In September 2016 Kairos performed “Light in the Moonless Midnight”, a multimedia and dance experience in efforts to erase the stigma of mental illness. The company will team up with NAMI, National Alliance on Mental illness once again to perform this emotionally stirring piece in June of 2017.