Born in Vietnam and grew up in France, Hao founded HaoExpression with the endeavor to give children and adults, artists and non-artist a platform to express themselves artistically.
With over 30 years of training in music, dance, voice and expressive arts in Paris and in California, Hao has been bridging Western, European and Asian influences in creating beautiful original full length stage performances.
Besides directing HaoExpression's theater productions, Hao guest co-directed the Celebration of Oneness Performance sponsored by the Bahai's Church of Palo Alto.
Hao, a mix of creativity, tenderness and talent.
Hao is one of the most humble, sincere, courageous, and caring person I am blessed to call a friend. She is a single mom entrepreneur. She has devoted to sharing her life-long passion for the arts by operating a small dance studio and children's theater programs so that everyone in the community has a chance to experience the joy and healing power of dancing and movement expressions.
Hao learned ballet as a child but really got into serious ballet as an adult. She studied in the French tradition of Ballet with former soloist dancer Rodolphe Cassand of Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit, and performed with Cassand Ballet.
Hao teaches Ballet Basics according to the French tradition of ballet. She gives her students a clean and solid based to build on.
Hao Lueckhoff is a very special and talented ballet teacher and choreographer. Hao calmly and patiently provides nurturing individual support and encouragement to her students. Her extensive background in yoga and meditation is reflected in her teaching approach. Hao teaches ballet technique and movements in a holistic and clear manner that students can understand. She skillfully explains human anatomy and body mechanics in relationship to proper ballet technique. Hao’s deep passion for ballet and creative expression inspires and challenges her students to reach their potential. Hao communicates a joy that is contagious.
Tamalpa Life Art Process
Hao studied with Post Modern Dance Pioneer Anna Halprin and Art Therapy Pioneer Daria Halprin. She teaches her students to express themselves authentically in a way that help change their lives to the better.
Hao is a Tamalpa Life/Art Practitioner, and an ISMETA Registered Somatic Movement Educator (International Somatic Movement Educators and Therapy Association.)
She uses Tamalpa Life/Art approach to help individuals and collectives find inner ressources to express themselves creatively, authentically and artistically, on stage in life.
Hao studied and practiced for more than 10 years with zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who ordained her in the order of Interbeing.
You’ve given me so much, I went through my notes and found so many beautiful nuggets of wisdom from you. I’m forever grateful for the insights and the beauty of movement you showed me.