The BIDC Board of Directors 2016 - 2017

The Big Island Dance Council is run by the all volunteer 12 member Board of Directors comprised of Big Island dancers, educators, and community leaders.

Norman "Jr." HakkeiPRESIDENT - Norman Fujio Kalani Hakkei Jr.

Junior. started as a hula dancer in the 2nd grade. He was introduced to breakdancing during the 8th grade and has continued with it since. He also studies ballet, contemporary, and modern. Junior’s accomplishments include winning the “Breakin’ Out 1” and “Breakin’ Out 2” team battles, and the “Old School Jam 2007” battle. He has performed in various dance forms in multiple Center Stage Dance Studio productions.


Miguel BrayTREASURER - Miguel Bray

Miguel has been active in the performing arts in Hawai'i (singing, dancing, choreography, acting, directing, theatre tech, teaching and management) for 40 years. A wide ranging work background includes travel, hotel work, electronic engineering, accounting, taxes, and real estate management. He is currently self-employed.






Trina Nahm-Mijo
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Trina Nahm-Mijo

Trina has been teaching, choreographing, and performing on the Big Island for the past 35 years and has performed in the Pacific, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the U.S. She has won five Hawai'i State Dance Council Choreographic Awards as well as national recognition for her choreography which highlights the poignancy of the human condition. She loves to collaborate with other artists—musicians, poets, multimedia and visual artists. She has founded 20 innovative education, culture and arts, and human service programs and organizations which are still in existence today. Visit her website at:

Nadia Schlosser

Nadia Schlosser
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Always knowing that she wanted to be an entertainer, Nadia has been studying ballet, tap, and jazz since the age of two. Dancing, acting, and singing followed as she developed her appreciation for the production and development of dance, theater, and film. She attended Cal Arts as a Dance major, completed an Apprenticeship at the Performing Arts Center, and received her Level I Certificate in Entertainment Studies through UCLA Extension. Nadia’s credits include various film, television, and stage performances throughout Los Angeles. She is currently a teacher at Center Stage Dance Studio in Hilo, Hawai'i.

Grady Sullivan

Grady SullivanGrady spent most of his young years in Illinois. At age 12, he started breakdancing with b-boy friends as a hobby, and started gymnastics in high school . Upon moving to Hawai'i at age 16, he met people who inspired him to make dance more than just a hobby. He has been introduced to various dance styles such as Krump, hip-hop, ballet, contemporary, and modern at Center Stage Dance Studio where he teaches a breakdancing class. He has performed in various dance forms for UHH Great Leaps and in multiple Center Stage Dance Studio productions.

Malia Okimura







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