Hui Cha Poos, Executive Director

Hui Cha Poos, Executive Director

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 & 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 over 10 years and is responsible for creating and developing their 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 Summer Stock, 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.  

 
Brandi Kelley, Co-Artistic Director

Brandi Kelley, Co-Artistic Director

Brandi is so thrilled to be in her 2nd year as the Co-Artistic Director of RACE Dance Company. Brandi danced professionally with RACE from 2009-2013 and she was Co-Artistic Director of Junior RACE from 2014-2015. RACE and it’s family has been an essential part of her life for the last 9 years, and she is humbled to be able to creative direct a company of dancers in conjunction with such a powerful mission.  


In summer of 2015, Brandi earned her Masters in Secondary Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, and received the John E. Westerman Award for Excellence in The College of Education Graduate Program from UCO Faculty. Growing up in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Brandi trained for 15 years Karen’s Kids Studio of Performing Arts for 15 years and graduated high school as a dance major from Classen School of Advanced Studies. Although Brandi’s principle discipline is jazz, she also has extensive training in ballet, modern, contemporary, hip hop, and tap. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with her Bachelor’s in Dance Performance in the summer of 2009. While at UCO, Brandi was a member of the Kaleidoscope Dance Company and served as Rehearsal Director and Office Assistant her senior year. She has taught and choreographed notable and award-winning pieces for numerous studios, high schools, and pre-professional companies throughout Oklahoma. In 2009, Brandi became the dance teacher and DanceVisions Company Director at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School. In her 7 years at BMCHS, she created over 175 dances including works for the numerous school concerts and events. In addition to her dance training, Brandi also completed her 200 hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Norman, OK in 2016.