Striving to provide high quality instruction and education in dance and performing arts to the local youth and the Big Island community.


Please send cover letter, professional resume, and video clips of choreography, teaching, or performance to Serious inquiries only.

Kona Dance and Performing Arts, a non-profit arts organization in Kealakekua striving to provide high-quality education and instruction in dance and performing arts to the local youth and Big Island community, seeks dance teaching artists and accompanists for the 2016-2017 season. Kona Dance and Performing Arts is an organization that prides itself on the quality of teachers and staff, all of whom have trained and performed professionally both in the state of Hawai’i and across the world.
Specifically seeking:

  • Trained professionals for ballet, tap, and jazz classes for ages 3-6, with early weekday afternoon (2:30 pm) and Saturday morning availability.
  • Trained professionals for musical theatre, tap, and jazz classes for ages 7+. Experience with theatre improv, singing, and dance required for musical theatre classes.
  • Trained pianists and accompanists who sight-read and have experience teaching music for musical theater classes, with weekday and Saturday availability. Musical theater experience and knowledge preferred.

                                                                                            Dance Teaching Artist

A degree in childhood development or elementary education
A degree in performing arts, music education, musical theatre
, or dance
Knowledge and experience teaching with Anne Green Gilbert’s Braindance (for teachers working with 3-6-year old age range)
Professional training in ballet, tap, jazz, and other genres of dance and performing arts
Extensive experience working with children
Extensive experience teaching children and teens
Prior dance studio or performing arts organization working experience


Degree or professional education in music theory, music education, or music performance
Experience working with children
Ability to sight-read, teach music, and vocal coach if necessary
Knowledge of the musical theater genre
Ability to accompany students while learning and acting a song
Ability to work with another teacher or choreographer to coach, support, and guide students through their musical theater training
Prior dance studio, performing arts organization, or music directing experience


Kona Dance and Performing Arts takes dance and performing arts education very seriously, and looks to hire teaching artists with passion for their craft and a deep desire to share that with others. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required for this position.