Tag: kyle hanagami

November 2014: Kyle Hanagami

Kyle Hanagami’s energy as one of the hottest, young choreographers is contagious. You could take our word for it or watch it in our behind-the-scenes video–where Kyle also offers advice to new choreographers.

Fresh Voices: Meet 13 Hot Young Choreographers

(From top: Erik Tomasson, courtesy San Francisco Ballet; Platoon, courtesy The Pulse; Michael Slobodian, courtesy Ballet BC; Jayme Thornton; David Kim, courtesy Emma Portner; Jayme Thornton; Travis Magee, courtesy Loni Landon; Jayme Thornton; Matthew Murphy, courtesy Emery LeCrone; Jayme Thornton; Courtesy Megan Batoon; Jayme Thornton)   (Photos by Jayme Thornton) Kyle Hanagami “I feel like […]

A #BoomClap to Sweet Summertime

Is it just me, or is Labor Day weekend kind of bittersweet? For many of us, it’s the last hurrah of summer—the last taste of care-free before getting back to the grind of school. And it’s normal to feel nostalgic for all the summer memories—both past and present—you’ve created. But nostalgia doesn’t have to be […]

Kyle Hanagami + Sam Smith = All of the Feels

A show of hands: Who can’t stop listening Sam Smith’s new(ish) album “The Lonely Hour”? We’re kind of obsessed. It’s the sort of album that makes you want to spend the entire afternoon improvising in an empty studio. So naturally, we were thrilled when we found out that one of our favorite choreographers shared our […]

Kyle Hanagami's Salute to the New Year

It’s no secret that we’ve been in love with dancer, teacher and choreographer Kyle Hanagami for a while now. But what’s not to love? He’s smart, sensitive (remember his letters of love?) and smooth (ahem… “Moondance,” anybody?). And he’s also just, well, crazy talented. This 27-year-old hasn’t slowed down since we talked to him back […]

Kyle Hanagami's Letters of Love

There’s nothing we love more than a dancer who goes beyond the classroom to give back. And Kyle Hanagami’s doing just that. You probably know him as the smooth-moving, super-cute hip-hop choreographer. (Remember this video?!) Well, now we’re seeing a different side of him. After a recent injury sidelined him, he started thinking beyond dance […]

Kyle Hanagami

Photos by Michael Chevas for the book Your Shadow/Courtesy Jacob Jonas When Kyle Hanagami dances, it’s as if the music were specifically designed for him. Every sound is accentuated with a sharp elbow or a slow tilt of the head, with no nuance left untouched. The feeling of the song sets his choreographic style—hard-hitting and […]