Professional choreography perfectly in sync with music.
If you have ever wondered who has choreographed the dance routines for pop legends Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas or Justin Bieber, then look no further. The talent behind this choreography belongs to no other than Choreographer and Creative Director, Kyle Hanagami.
Hanagami currently resides in Los Angeles, USA, and has spread his skills worldwide, from artists, to viral YouTube videos, to dance lessons, to making his name in the entertainment industry, to working with reputable brands such as Calvin Klein, Disney and Nike, he has certainly made his mark.
Kyle has been creating content on YouTube since 2009 and has produced the most-watched choreography video on YouTube ever. Kyle currently has 4.5M subscribers and 800M views and has built an immaculate following on this platform to share his viral videos. In his videos, he teaches dance classes and illuminates the words of music through movement.
Gathered around in Hollywood’s renowned dance studio, Millennium Dance Complex, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ is on full blast, the dancers get to work. Different groups take turns to perform their routine to the song and ensure that each section tells a story that highlights the lyrics.
Hanagami offers dance classes, both in the studio and online, so that anyone across the world can access them. They are divided into 3 different sections including ‘Movement and Dynamics’, ‘Intention and Emotion’, and ’Developing Your Style’. ‘Movement and Dynamics’ explores moving your body, controlling your actions, and responding to energy, fluidity, resistance and space.
‘Intention and Emotion’ explores how movement and dance is used to convey emotions and connect with the piece. ‘Developing Your Style’ encourages dancers to establish their own individualistic approach to dancing. Once they have learnt the concepts of dance, they can put their own unique spin on it.
Not only has Hanagami made his name with pop stars, but he has also expanded to the entertainment industry. Television and Film are the most consumed media in the industry, and with the extensive range of streaming platforms being offered worldwide, consumers can access content easier than ever. Noticing this high demand in this industry, Hanagami has taken the opportunity to bring his dance and choreography skills onto a variety of different film and show sets.
He has worked with Oscar-winning filmmaker and animator Glen Keane on his 2020 Netflix release, Over the Moon, which Kyle has stated to have been an honour. Although he was elated to have created the choreography for the music, he also stated that he strongly connected with the project on a personal level due to its celebration of Asian culture.
He has also worked alongside Jennifer Coolidge, Amy Allen and creator and executive producer Darren Criss for the musical comedy Royalties. Inspired by the K-Pop musical subgenre, Kyle has choreographed a music video that is used as an original song for the series.
Last, but most certainly not least, Hanagami has worked for Nickelodeon, for a show called Lip Sync Battle Shorties, and continuously encourages the next generation to share their incredible gifts with the world.
If you want to see more fascinating dance videos with choreography from Kyle Hanagami then follow his YouTube channel.