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Hui Cha Poos

Hui Cha Poos – As a performer, Hui Cha Poos has worked in Los Angeles and can be seen in the feature films “Batman & Robin” and “Happy Texas” and the music video, “Touch It” for Monifa. She worked for Buena Vista and represented Disney as Minnie & Mickey Mouse for several shows. After moving home, she earned her M. Ed and has been teaching at the University of Central Oklahoma for 20 years. She is responsible for creating and developing their Jazz Department, as well as being Coordinator of Oklahoma’s only fully accredited Dance Education program. She co-founded Oklahoma Dance Alliance, OKLA Dance Connection, Groove Street Productions and is the founder and Academy Director of RACE Dance Collective in Oklahoma City. She has choreographed for Lyric Theatre, Pollard Theatre, Oklahoma City Rep, Oklahoma City Ballet, Thunder Girls, Nike, Blu Cantrell, Tulsa Project Theatre, The University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University, Summer Stock and much more. Her original choreographic works have been featured in dance concerts in LA (Commonality Dance concert),  New York (The Gibney), Seoul Korea (Tune Dance) and she has had short films (Swirl, Homecoming Trilogy) featured at several festivals from SXSW to Hamburg, Germany. Recent film credits include Full Out 2 (Netflix) – Choreographer, and Producer/Choreographer for Finding Carlos and The Guard for McDaniel Entertainment. Recent works include: Little Women (University of Central Oklahoma), Kinky Boots (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), The Great Leap (OKC Rep.), Lizzie Borden (Southern Plains Productions). Awards include: 2020’s Women Who Inspire, “6 Theatre Workers You Should Know”, Governor’s Arts Award, 2022 Artist of the Year – Paseo Arts Association, Founders’ Day Award – Oklahoma Contemporary.