Kai Davis trained at The Ruth Page School of Dance under the late and great Larry Long in her hometown of Chicago, IL. She 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 five seasons there she performed corps and soloist roles in many of the Vaganova classics including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Giselle, and La Bayadere. Kai also worked with Ballet San Jose for two seasons where she performed Balanchine roles like Polyhemnia in Apollo and the jumping girl in Who Cares.
She then spent six years performing with Ballet British Columbia in contemporary pieces by James Kudelka, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, and creating work for the company alongside the Artistic Director, 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 and 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, and 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.