GiGi Hartman-Hazen has been teaching dance for the past 25 years. She holds a Teacher’s Certification for Cecchetti Professional Intermediate VI through the Council of America. She attended Point Park College majoring in dance is a graduate of the Dance Masters of America Teacher’s Training Program. She is a member of Cecchetti Council of America, Cecchetti Council of Ohio, and Dance Master of Ohio Chapter #16.
GiGi is the former Owner and Director of GiGi’s school of dance and is currently a Dance Instructor for Westminster College and J&J’s Dance Depot, Inc. She also guest teaches for All About Dance by Kristen.
GiGi has worked as an Assistant Director on the production staff of the 2002 Petite, Junior and Teen Miss and Mister Dancer of Ohio Pageants in Columbus. She had performed in “Memory Morph”, “Kaleidoscope”, “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”, “The Snow Queen”, & “Firebird”, choreographed by D. Abbey Alter. GiGi has performed with the Walnut Street Players in Warren, Ohio’s First Night Celebrations and in “Dragon Fly Lake”. She has performed with the “Just Jazz” Dance Company directed by Jo Coleman. In the winter of 2000, she performed in the Great Lakes Ballet Festival’s performance of “The Nutcracker” at Packard Music Hall. She has performed in and choreographed several musicals at the Red Barn Theater including “Sweet Charity”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, “The Fantastiks”, “Dracula-The Musical” and “Children of Eden”. GiGi also performed in “The Nutcracker in Snow & Spanish” and “Sleeping Beauty” with Shenango Valley Ballet Theater.