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Instructor

University of Central Oklahoma
hpoos@uco.edu (405) 974-5234 Dance Productions HPE 27 , Box 189

Office Hours

T & Th: 10 a.m. 

Before and after class by appointment. 

Classes Taught

  • Currently: Jazz (all levels) 
  • Currently: KD2 
  • Currently: Dance Education Coordinator 
  • Currently: Student Teacher Advisor 
  • Hip Hop 
  • Portfolio Development
  • Jazz History
  • Methods & Materials 
  • Practicum 

Education and Certifications

BA General Studies 

M Ed Secondary Education 

STLR 

 

Experience

Hui is the mother of two wonderful kids who keep her young. In her spare time, she shares her love of dance with others. She has worked in the industry as a dancer, choreographer, producer, instructor and director in London, Japan, Korea, British Columbia and most of the United States. Her experience with and love for musical theatre began in Oklahoma with the shows "A Chorus Line" and "Peter Pan." She then worked in Los Angeles and can be seen in the feature films “Batman & Robin” and “Happy Texas." Other experience on stage includes playing Mickey and Minnie Mouse for several Disney premiers, being featured in a show with the Russian Imperial Circus, and sharing the stage with stars like Sandy Duncan, Ed Harris, Smokey Robinson, Paul McCartney & Busta Rhymes. Some video credits include Monifa, Candyman and Brian Mcknight.

She has taught at the University of Central Oklahoma for more than 10 years and is responsible for creating and developing the growing Jazz Department as well as being Coordinator of Oklahoma's only Dance Education program. Her choreography spans multiple genres including Blu Cantrell, Culture Shock, The Pollard Theatre, OKC Philharmonic, OKC SummerStock, Thunder Girls, OKC Ballet, OCU, UCO, NDA, Feature Film Swirl, Without a Face music video, and many more. Hui co-founded Oklahoma Dance Alliance, OKLA Dance Connection, Groove Street Productions and is the founder and director of Race Dance Company, the first professional Jazz/Contemporary/Hip Hop Dance Company in Oklahoma.  

Honors and Awards

  • John E Westerman Award 2010
  • Vanderford Initiative Award 2013 
  • Office of High Impact Practices Grant Award 2016 

Interests

  • My kids
  • My dogs 
  • dancing 
  • traveling 
  • people

Professional and Community Involvement

Council for Teacher Education (CFAD Representative) Curriculum Committee 

TEPAC Dance Education 

Standards writing committee OAC

Standards review Pearson Group 

Dance Education Advisory Committee (Supervisor) 

OAIO Board 

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Building Advisory Board

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Senior Capstone:  Perception and Efficacy of Teachers and the Arts from past dance experiences

First Steps:  Preliminary Findings on the Study of Impact of Dance Education in Primary Schools 

Teaching Philosophy

Everyone can dance.  

Everyone should dance.  

What sets you apart is that you choose to dance.  

Do the work and you will dance for as long as you want and in any capacity you desire.  

I am just one driver in a trip with many drivers and one stop in a long long journey to your dreams.  

While you are on the bus with me, we will have fun and you will hopefully find your voice.  

If this is your desire, I am your teacher.

Honors and Awards

2016 Choreography for Dance Short “Swirl” presented at Melbourne Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Dead Center Film Festival, Best Short Film Award-KC Festival

2013 Vanderford Initiative Award winner presented by President Betz UCO

2010 Awarded the John C. Westerman Award for the Professional Teacher Education Department, University of Central Oklahoma

2010 Magna Cum Laude graduate Secondary Education Degree, UCO

1990-present Outstanding choreography award for Nationally Acclaimed dance competitions like LADF, LA Dance Magic, Tremaine, Jump, NDA

2010 Arts Integration Conference 2010, Presenter for Dance

2010 Rocky Mountain Education Conference Spring, Presenter of Capstone

2009 Fun Fund Scholarship winner, UCO

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