dominic chaiduang


a treasure | a heartache | a challenge | an inspiration : the definition of this piece and of the beauty of hysterica dance co.

i treasured the experience of creating this piece | it unearthed real heartache in all of us | it was a huge challenge for me, i nearly gave up | the music was an epic inspiration

given the subject matter, we were a bit ahead of our time - as usual. it resonated then, and it still resonates now.

"refugee" choreographed by Kitty McNamee | Hysterica Dance Co. Dancers: Nina McNeely, Tara Brook, Justine Clark, Lisa Lock, Dominic Chaiduang, Scott Hislop, Tara Nicole Hughes, Mecca Vazie Andrews -- beautiful costumes by the one and only Ryan Heffington -- big thanks to Yi-Chun Wu for the captivating in-performance photo

photo: yi-chun wu

photo: yi-chun wu


every time i visit the getty i am overwhelmed by the beauty - the art, the architecture, the garden, the view. a few years ago, dance camera west gave me the opportunity to create a piece specifically for the outdoor space. inspired by the interplay of water and architecture, it was a joy to choreograph three dances for such an iconic la landmark. i am honored to be featured on the getty's website for their #gettyinspired campaign: please take a moment to check it out!

take me back to the "funny"

a little throwback to a fun musical i choreographed for Ripfest.

i was lucky to be invited by artistic director david rodwin and teamed up with director sean mewshaw + composer deborah hurwitz for this silly musical "what were you thinking". 

artistic director: david rodwin | director : sean mewshaw | composer: deborah hurwitz | writer: matt prager | choreography: kitty mcnamee

featuring: nanci anderson, jimmy ray bennet, dana snyder

dancers: ryan heffington, nina mcneely, dominic chaiduang, kristen leahy, zac brazenas, chae amando