Derek Daniels is the president/owner, a world-traveled, multi-lingual, passionate and a multi-faceted entrepreneur who always brings a distinctive style, vision and energy to everything he creates and/or is a part of.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Derek has traveled and lived around the world and worked in the entertainment industry for over 35-years as a actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, instructor as well as an entertainment director, costume designer, model, photographer and a recording artist with accomplishments in stage, film, television, fashion and music.  

With 10-years in Europe, 3-years in Japan, 5-years in the U.S. and over 17-years back home in Hawaii, Derek is happy to share his talents and inspire up and coming entertainers and entrepreneurs to achieve their goals. 

Derek always had an eye for interior decorating and design.  He has built his own vacation rental and property management company and owns five condominiums  and manages seven properties throughout Waikiki.   

Derek takes his entertainment production company and vacation rentals / property management company very seriously.  He goes above and beyond to accommodate his clients and guests in every way possible.  He provides only professional and world-class shows, professional entertainers as well as safe, secured, clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated properties and accommodations.

Derek is extremely organized, professional, respectful, reliable as well as super friendly and easy to work with while embracing the Hawaiian culture, hospitality and the true spirit of ALOHA.

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Able to collaborate with clients to create any type of show to achieve their event needs
  • Research and edit music to fit client specifications
  • Cast, rehearse, choreograph and direct all talent with management precision 
  • Provide a variety of costumes readily available or create any style of costume to suit clients needs
  • Oversee all direction of performance
  • Execute a professional show from concept to completion
  • Fluent in Japanese and French languages

RESUME HIGHLIGHTS

  • CATS Broadway NYC, Paris, Vienna, Moscow
  • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
  • FAME - television Series
  • RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
  • BOMMERANG - motion picture with Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, Ertha Kitt
  • THE LOURVE - grand opening 
  • GRACE JONES - back-up singer, dancer, choreographer, personal assistant (10-years)
  • JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER - fashion shows
  • MOULIN ROUGE - French Dinner Cabaret
  • INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE - hula / Polynesian show (16-years)
  • Numerous Conventions, Hotel Entertainment, Commercials, Music Videos, Films & Nightclub Acts

DANCE EDUCATION

NEW YORK CITY

  • Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
  • Dance Theater of Harlem
  • Broadway Dance Center (Frank Hachette, Madame Darvash, Mia Michaels)
  • Steps (Joe Lanteri, Richard Amaro, Celia Martha)

LOS ANGELES, CA

  • Debbie Allen
  • San Joaquin Concert Ballet
  • Lester Wilson

PARIS, FRANCE

  • Radar
  • Paris Opera Ballet

HONOLULU, HAWAII

  • Vernon Campbell
  • Na Pio O Ko'olau (Michael & James Dela Cruz)
  • Hawaii Ballet Theater
  • Ballet Hawaii
  • Tau Dance Company

DEREK HAS WORKED WITH SOME OF HAWAII'S TOP ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES INCLUDING:

  • Tihati Productions – Cha Thompson
  • Kika Inc – Kika
  • Current Affairs – Philip Richardson
  • Koa Entertainment – Jan Brenner
  • Mary Charles Inc. – Mary Charles
  • Hawaii Filipino Consultant – Leo Gozar
  • Queen Emma Foundation – Terri Na’auao
  • Diamond Head Theater – John Rampage
  • Army Theater – Vanita Smith
  • Paliku Theater – Ronald Bright
  • Ballet Hawaii – Pamela Taylor
  • Hawaii Ballet Theater – Charless Ing
  • Hawaii Opera Theater – John Parkinson
  • Tau Dance Company – Peter Espiritu
  • Star of Honolulu and Navatek dinner cruises
  • Hawaii Theater - Mardi Gras Follies – Jack Cione, Burton White
  • Hulas Bar & Lei Stand – Jack Law

BROADWAY MUSICALS

  • Cats
  • Pajama Game – 2008 Po’okela winner for Choreography
  • Evita – Po’okela nominee for Choreography
  • A Chorus Line
  • Grease
  • West Side Story
  • Smokey Joe's Café
  • The Wiz

STAGE PERFORMANCES

  • Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular
  • Cirque Du Soliel - "CABARAE"
  • Kopy Katz - "Prince Hanalei"
  • Paris Disney
  • Pro Bowl and Sheraton Hula Bowl half-time show 2006
  • International Market Place Hula Polynesian Show
  • HOTELS - Pacific Islands Resort Hotel, Halekulani, Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki
  • Paradis Latin dinner cabaret
  • Shin Senrei
  • TBB Productions
  • International Market Place
  • Nutcracker
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Cinderella
  • Peter Pan

CONVENTIONS

  • American Express
  • McDonalds
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Kia
  • Prudential
  • Diebold

TELEVISION

  • The Bachelor – “More to Love” – FOX, Honolulu, HI
  • Hawaii 5-0
  • Most Haunted Place in America – THE TRAVEL CHANNEL, Honolulu, HI
  • Fame Television series, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY
  • Paris, France Television performances – list available upon request
  • Rome, Italy Television show – Rafaella Cara
  • Top Spot – European commercial awards ceremony, Vienna, Austria
  • Commercials – list available upon request

RECORDING / VISUAL PERFORMANCE ARTISTS

  • Grace Jones (8-years) – World Tour
  • The Pet Shop Boy’s – “Go West European Tour”
  • Salt ‘N Pepa – Paris, France Television appearances
  • Boy George – Hong Kong, China hand-over 1997 Inauguration
  • Martha Wash – “It’s Raining Men” show, Honolulu, HI
  • Kristine W – Volcano party, Honolulu, HI
  • Pepper Mashay – Volcano Party, Honolulu, HI
  • Joi Cardwell – Keith Haring Foundation Celebration, Palladium New York, NY
  • Kevin Aviance – Keith Haring Foundation Celebration, Palladium New York, NY
  • Flava – Big Tom Presents “White Party”, Honolulu, HI
  • Circuit Mom, SHOKRA, Kamalectra – Dance Parties, Vancouver, Canada, Honolulu, HI

MUSIC VIDEOS

  • Falco
  • Sawyer Brown
  • Rozlyne Clarke
  • Dana Dawson

FASHION DESIGNERS

  • Jean-Paul Gaultier
  • Kenzo
  • Thierry Muggler
  • Azzadine Alaia

WORLD TRAVELER

  • Honolulu, Hawaii – born and raised; Hawaii, Maui, Kauai
  • Africa - Morocco
  • Australia - Sydney
  • Austria - Vienna, Salzburg
  • Belgium - Brussels, Antwerp
  • Canada - Vancouver, Montreal
  • China - Hong Kong
  • Czech Republic - Prague
  • Denmark - Copenhagen
  • Dominican Republic - Santo Domingo
  • England - London
  • Finland - Helsinki
  • France - Paris, Lyon, Nice, Bordeaux
  • Germany - Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Köln, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Bochum
  • Greece - Cyprus
  • Guam - Tamuning
  • Italy - Rome, Milan, Bologna
  • Japan - Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo
  • La Reunion Island
  • Netherlands - Amsterdam, Rotterdam
  • New Zealand - Auckland
  • Portugal - Lisbon
  • Puerto Rico - San Juan
  • Russia - Moscow
  • Singapore - Singapore City
  • South Korea - Seoul
  • Spain - Barcelona, Madrid
  • Switzerland - Zurich
  • Tahiti - Papiete, Bora Bora, Morea
  • Thailand - Phuket, Bangkok
  • USA - New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco…..

REFERENCES

  • Jack Cione – Hut Hut Productions - 808-922-8401
  • Leo Gozar - Hawaii’s Filipino Consultant - 808-230-0088
  • Jan Brenner - Koa Entertainment - 808-689-1800
  • Philip Richardson - Current Affairs - 808-732-9666
  • Cha Thompson – Tihati Productions - 808-864-5454
  • Queen Emma Foundation – Terri Na’auao - 808-971-2080
  • Dizanne Ward - Dizanne Productions - 808-373-4112