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Simón Adinia Hanukai

Kaimera Productions
Co-Artistic Director
Simón Adinia Hanukai is a coach, theater artist, curator, educator, and co-artistic director of Kaimera Productions, who splits his time between New York and Paris. Originally from Baku, Azerbaijan, he spent the early years of his career in Oakland, California, where he was a founding member of headRush and the co-artistic director of the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company. Working with both companies for six years he was instrumental in creating original full-length dance theater pieces, which toured nationally and were seen by over 25,000 people per year. Highlights include sharing the stage with Desmond Tutu, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Neil Young, Alfre Woodard and Martin Sheen. He is also a public speaking coach with over 15 years of experience of offering one-on-one and group trainings, as well as teaching semester-long courses. He recently facilitated public speaking/storytelling trainings for Animations Sans Fronteres at the Gobelins L'École de L'Image, University of California at Santa Cruz, City University of New York, and NUMA Accelerator program in Paris.