The Journey Begins

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Kinikia founded DC Hippodrome Variety Show Ent., LLC in 2009 and incorporated the company in 2010 as an LLC in Virginia. In 2011-2012, she performed over 150  shows as a soloist, for duets and group numbers in over six states and countless cities on the east coast. She specializes in Polynesian dance arts, belly dance, fire performance and Caribbean dance.

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Kinikia is deeply appreciative of all the love and support she has received throughout the years in her dance endeavors. She has had an exciting life of dance performance and teaching and cultural sharing. She hopes to continue the traditions of dance through all her life journeys.

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Background in dance
Kinikia performed freelance dance since after graduating from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a B.A. in Visual and Performing Arts degree and writing minor. She was able to put her child-centered background in teaching towards a successful Toddler Ballet program at Glen Echo Park, 2006-2016 where she also taught Belly Dance, Hula, Poi, and Pilates.

Kinikia was featured in St. Thomas’first Belly Dance concert with Jasmin Jahal of Chicago in 2005. She enjoys integrating both fire dance and aerial art in her shows.

In 2002 Kinikia joined Synetic Theater. She performed in the premiere of a play entitled Host and Guest in DC at the Stanislavsky Theater as Nestani which received rave reviews.

In 2003 she joined the only traveling dance and theater company that toured via tall ship across the world for their production of “Red Tides” performed on board the ship the Amara Zee the Caravan Stage Company. The performance took place on the deck which was transformed into a stage while docked at over 20 cities including :
Jacksonville, Fl

Erie, PA

Baltimore, MD

St.Louis, MO

Traverse City, MI

Canada

Lafitte, LA

Norfolk, VA

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Kinikia performed with the Silk Road Dance Company. She performed group and solo dances with the company in high profile venues such as The Kennedy Center, The National Theater, the Egyptian Embassy, Dance Place, Joe’s Movement Emporium, Uzbekistan Embassy, George Washington University and many more. Her corps dance performance was from 2003-2005 with the Silk Road Dance Company. She has been a guest artist for the second production of Haft Paykar reprising her role as the Sandalwood Princess and as a guest artist for the Asian Cup Opening Ceremonies held
in Doha, Qatar in 2010.

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NOTABLE PERFORMANCES
(KINIKIA)-
Budlight Super Bowl Commercial 2016
Fair Oaks Mall Lunar New Year Festival 2016
Chico’s Pet Depot 2015
Newton Mansion 2015
Dockside Restaurant Colonial Beach 2015
Emeritus Lake Ridge 2015
Undeniable Boutique 2015
Hyattsville Festival 2015
Yayla’s Bistro 2015
Tyson’s Corner Marriott 2015
MARYLAND LIVE CASINO 2014
QUANTICO 2014
SMITHSONIAN 2014
GLEN ECHO PARK 2014
US COAST GUARD 2014
AFLAC CONVENTION 2014
ARTSCAPE BALTIMORE MD 2013
SCAPE SCAPE 2013
COX FARMS 2013
GAYLORD HOTEL
NATIONAL HARBOR 2013
CALVERT COUNTY PARKS
AND REC 2013
DANCE STUDIO LIOUDMILAS 2012
JOE’S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM 2012
COX FARMS 2012
TOP OF THE TOWN AT ROSSLYN 2012
NEW DEAL CAFE 2012
ARLINGTON PUBLIC BROADCAST CHANNEL 2012
SPECTRUM THEATRE JONATHAN DARDEN “BIG SHOW SPECTACULAR” 2012
LINCOLNIA 2012
DC TRIBAL CAFE 2012
SUNSET HILLS VINEYARD 2012
PASHALAND 2012
FILM “CHRISTMAS EVIL” 2011
DOHA QATAR- ASIAN CUP CEREMONIES 2011
CIARA CONCERT-PEABODY’S 2011
CHILDREN’S NEW MUSEUM OF RICHMOND 2011
HOLLY DAZZLE NEWPORT NEWS 2011
POTOMAC POINT WINERY 2011
COX FARMS 2011
WEST VIRGINIA MARITIME 2011
NATIONAL STADIUM 2010
NATIONAL HARBOR 2009
PUBLICK PLAYHOUSE 2009
GLEN ECHO PARK 2008
US ARMY 2006
ST THOMAS 2005
NATIONAL THEATER 2005
KENNEDY CENTER 2005
SPECTRUM THEATER 2004
GWAR CONCERT OPENING NUMBERS ALLEY KATZ 2003
USA TOUR 6 MONTHS-
CARAVAN STAGE 2003 CHICAGO TALLSHIP FESTIVAL 2003
STANISLAVSKY THEATER “HOST AND GUEST” 2002

 

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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