Hui Cha Poos, Executive Director

Hui Cha Poos, Executive Director

Hui Cha Poos

Executive Director, Founder

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.  

 
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Emily South

RACE Artistic Director

Emily South has been the Co-Artistic Director of RACE Dance Company for over three years. Before that, she was the director of Jr. RACE. She taught as an adjunct faculty member in the Dance Department at the University of Central Oklahoma. She earned her BFA degree in Dance Education from the University of Central Oklahoma in May of 2005 and went on to earn her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine in Choreography and Pedagogy.  She has taught at over 25 different universities as a guest artist. Currently, she is the head coach of Cameron University Dance team. This is her 9th year as owner and director of Southstar Dance Academy in Lawton Oklahoma, has been teaching dance for over 21 years, and loves every second of it.

 
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John Ariete

Men of RACE Artistic Director