Kai Davis trained at The Ruth Page School of Dance under the late and great Mr Larry Long in her hometown of Chicago, IL. Ms. Davis also studied at The Lou Conte School of Dance (home to Hubbard Street) along with full summer scholarships to The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet.
Kai’s professional career began in 1996 with The Boston Ballet. During her 5 seasons there she performed corps and soloist roles in many of the Vaganova classics including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Giselle & La Bayadere.
Ms Davis also worked with Ballet San Jose for two seasons where she had the opportunitiy to delve into Balanchine roles like Polyhemnia in Apollo & the jumping girl in Who Cares.
She then moved to Vancouver, Canada where she was offered a contract with Ballet British Columbia. There she spent 6 years performing in contemporary pieces by James Kudelka, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato & creating work for the company alongside the Artistic Director at that time, John Alleyne.
After retiring from the stage in 2010, Kai moved to San Francisco to teach for the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program. During her 10 years in the Bay Area, she taught ballet & pointe technique for the BFA Dance Program at The Dominican University of Marin, for the Advanced Ballet Program for Ruth Asawa School of the Arts & company class for both Smuin SF Ballet & Oakland Ballet.
Kai now resides in Montclair, New Jersey where she is adjunct faculty for the dance program at Montclair State University.