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Gakenia Muigai



Gakenia Muigai is a professional dancer originally from Tucson, AZ. She began her formal dance training at age 7 and quickly knew her passion was in the art and expression of movement. After extensive training in ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern and hip hop she was chosen to attend the highly prestigious School of Dance at The University of Arizona to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Her love for dance has taken her to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Italy to expand her dance perspective, training with Alvin Ailey, Edge PAC, ARABESQUE Dance Center Italy and Lou Conte Dance Studio. Gakenia currently resides in Santa Monica, Ca and enjoys working in tv, film and live stage performance. Her credits include Britney Spears, G Eazy, Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Backstreet Boys, Key and Peele, Hilary Duff, Disney’s Frozen Live, TMNT, Gnarls Barkley, Chromeo, Aloe Black, Blood Orange and many more. She has had the pleasure of working with top name choreographers and directors such as Ryan Heffington, Mandy Moore, Nina McNeely, Baz Halpin, Tina Landon, Charm La’Donna, Tovaris Wilson, Tracy Phillips & Dominic Carbone, Michael Schwandt, and Melissa Garcia. Gakenia is a certified Yoga instructor and feels this asset has not only enhanced her career but also her dance teaching and choreographing abilities. Dance, the arts and collaboration has always lead Gakenia to beautiful places and absolutely delightful people and she is excited for the future ahead!