Angel Prince is the Founder and Director of Prince Dance Institute, and the Artistic Director of the nonprofit dance company Prince Dance Theatre. She holds a B.A. in Dance and Psychology from Hofstra University in NY, and a masters degree in Contemporary Styles of Dance from the National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ms. Prince is a recognized teacher for the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and serves on the faculty at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. She has created over fifteen original, evening-length shows including, “Disposable Nation”, “The Greatest Show Off Earth” and “Que Sueñes Con Las Angelistas”—written with Beth Dunnington—and has presented her work nationally and internationally. In 2008 she worked with Jack Johnson’s Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation to write the musical, “The Trash Heap,” which toured the state of Hawai‘i. Most recently Ms. Prince was honored with the prestigious Tanne Foundation award for her body of work to date.
Contemporary 4 • Ballet 1, 2, 3 • Performance Troupe • Jazz
Candie Duggan brings over 25 years of experience as a private piano and voice teacher, as well as experience as a classroom music and drama instructor. She teaches summer performing arts and elementary school ballet at Hawaii Preparatory Academy and also serves as the music director for Calvary Hillside Church in Waimea. In addition to her teaching endeavors, Candie enjoys performing of all kinds and has an eclectic performance background that includes everything from singing leading roles in opera performances to playing and singing with a contemporary worship team.
Glee 1, 2 • Pre-Ballet
Elizabeth Brawner has had a passionate relationship with the art of dance for most of her life. Since the age of 4, she has trained in various styles of dance, studying with specialists at workshops and classes in the state and around the world, including Prince Dance Institute’s very own Angel Prince. Elizabeth has been teaching with Prince Dance Institute since 2011 and is also a member of the Prince Dance Theatre. She is also the dance Coach and Choreographer at Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea.
Keiki Dance • Contemporary 1, 2, 3 • Trapeze 1, 2, 3
Kat Reuss started in theater, music, and dance as a young child. She taught children’s theater across the country for several years before moving to Hawai‘i. Kat gained local recognition for her performance as Ariel in the Waimea Community Theater (WCT) production of “The Little Mermaid,” as well as the choreographer for “Spamalot,”—also with WCT. She has been teaching and performing aerial silks for over four years on Hawai‘i Island. She teaches acro yoga, silks, and circus arts in Kona at Cirque Hale, as well as here in Waimea.
Aerial Silks and Acrobatics 1, 2, 3, Adults • Rhythmic Gymnastics
Karen “Kalena” Zindric
Karen “Kalena” Zindric has loved dancing all her life—mimicking everything she saw. From Native American Indians doing their traditional hoop dance to Danny Thomas in “Dancing in the Rain”. As a teenager, she was one of the first Big Islanders to win the State Talent Show with her group and fly to California for the District Competition. Indulging in Hula hoops, Polynesian dance, dabbling in jazz and immersing in street dancing now called hip-hop, she furthered her movement exploration in gymnastics, acrobatics, and various fitness regimes. She developed and taught various movement programs through the Parks and Recreation, Department of Education, YMCA, Gymnastics Club, Dance Academy, and even restructured the entire activities program for a nursing care facility. Teaching the youth and directing productions is one of her favorite endeavors. Kalena has staged productions in Hawai‘i as well as the West Coast in an array of venues.
Acro Tumble, Hoops & Stunts 1, 2 • Rhythmic Gymnastics
Mana Ho‘opai, was born and raised in Hilo, Hawai‘i. Mana began his dance journey as a Bboy at the age of seventeen in 2004. He and a group of friends starting teaching each other how to breakdance and formed their own dance crew called STC (Shock Therapy Crew), which still exists today and is stronger than ever. He credits the culture of hip-hop for allowing him to connect with, and teach so many people.
Hip Hop 1, 2 • Break Dancing
Noelani Isabella Anderson loves the theatre, travel, and the ocean. Born and raised on the Hamakua Coast, she feels fortunate to be a part of an ever-growing and flourishing performing arts community and to always come home to opportunities to be involved. After choreographing 13 last June, and performing in Best of Broadway at the Kahilu this Winter, she was thrilled to work with Prince Dance Institute this season as the Musical Theatre coach. Noelani is particularly excited about her new position with Prince Dance Institute and is grateful to all parents, teachers, and students for their love and commitment to the arts!