Keenon Hooks

(Director/Co-Founder;  Jazz, Tap, Jazz Funk, Musical Theatre):  A Los Angeles native, Keenon began dancing in high school when his mentor Jennifer Infante had him step into his first tap shoe for the musical 'Crazy For You.' From there he found his passion, and his dance career took off. He trained with Peninsula School of Performing Arts, South Bay Conservatory, Millennium Dance Complex, Negri Learning Center, Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and El Camino College. He spent two years as a principle/featured dancer with Oui Geometor Dance Company, and performed in several choreographer showcases including The Carnival Choreographers Ball. Keenon has worked professionally as an Actor, Director, and Choreographer with companies such as: Cabrillo Music Theatre, Pacific Conservatory Theatre, San Diego Musical Theatre, Long Beach Opera, Performance Riverside, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, Panic! Productions, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. He has been teaching and leading workshops for over ten years at Beach Cities Dance, PSPA, OTE Dance, Palos Verdes Performing Arts ConservatoryNarbonne High School, and Studio C Performing Arts. Keenon is represented by Connor Ankrum & Associates Inc., and is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.