The West Hawaii Dance Theatre will present The Adventures of Kai Ballet for one performance at the Kahilu Theatre on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. For tickets/info, call (808) 885-6868 or visit https://kahilutheatre.org/.
The Adventures of Kai Ballet is a whimsical story ballet based on the odyssey of a boy lost on Hawaii Island, supported by his native endemic friends. Choreography is by Timour Bourtasenkov, story by Jill Brady, costumes by Susan Krall, and narrated by Susie Krall. Dancers are West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy’s dance ohana ages 3 through adult.
Special guest Nick Hagelin will join the cast with his first appearance with WHDT. Nick is best known for finishing Top 9 on NBC’s The Voice, playing Max on the #1 Netflix show Sweet Magnolias, and more recently as a social media influencer with over 15 million views on his ballet-related videos on TikTok.
With “Acte d’Ouverture,” a preview to Adventures of Kai Ballet, audiences will delight in several pieces, including the 1845 famous Classical Ballet “Pas de Quatre. This quintessential “ballerina ballet “ originally featured legendary Marie Taglioni in the lead. Featured are WHDT’s performance group coached by Artistic Director Virginia Holte and instructor Jenna Ojeda. Alana Heuer- Salazar has created two beautiful original contemporary ballet pieces, and Assistant Director Midori Satoh’s tiniest dance performers are always a crowd-pleaser that steals the show.
This family-friendly performance is sure to delight all ages.
Event: The Adventures of Kai Ballet
Where: Kahilu Theatre, Waimea
When: Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.
In-Person Tickets: $35-65 $ Purchase at KahiluTheatre.org
Livestream only: $19.99 – available at Kahilu.TV.
Nick Hagelin Bio
Nick Hagelin is an award-winning singer/songwriter, actor, and dancer trained at the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center in New York City. He has danced internationally with Carolina Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Atlanta Opera, and the Kirov. Nick is best known for finishing Top 9 on NBC’s The Voice, playing Max on the #1 Netflix show Sweet Magnolias, and more recently as a social media influencer with over 15 million views on his ballet-related videos on TikTok.
Nick is a seasoned performer with a rich background in the performing arts. Born in New York City with two professional singers for parents, he trained at the School of American Ballet from the age of 9-to 18 while pursuing his passion for music and acting. He made his feature film debut at age 13 in The Emperor’s Club and balanced his various pursuits in the arts until he graduated high school and joined Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, NC. Later, he would move to Atlanta, sign to Interscope Records, and start a family.
Since moving to Georgia, Nick has enjoyed a well-rounded and rewarding performing arts career. As a freelance ballet dancer, he has danced with some of the best companies and schools in the Southeast for over a decade. In addition, he has toured the country with his band, and his original music has been featured on FX’s Atlanta, Saturday Night Live, The Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, and more. As an actor, he has been featured in various movies and television shows and has upcoming projects released on FX, Showtime, HBO, and a feature film from A24.