Kaisha S. Huguley is an actress with a rapidly expanding presence on the performing arts scene. She is an exciting and enjoyable artist who is dedicated to using her artistic talents to make a lasting impact. Kaisha is currently training as a student in the Musical Theatre Conservatory Program at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She has successfully completed three semesters of training and is expected to graduate in September 2018. Prior to moving to New York City, Kaisha took the stage as Hattie on the Block in the stage production Women of Plums, an award winning poetry book by DC Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick. This performance was sponsored by the DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities and took place at DC’s Historic Lincoln Theatre.
Prior to taking the stage as Hattie, Kaisha played the lead character (Monique Freeman) in Beneath the Surface, performed in the musical How to be the Perfect Wingwoman (Stevie), and performed as a central and supporting character in Voices the Play (Barbara Birdette/Egon). She also had the opportunity to be cast in several commercials with companies like Double Tree by Hilton, Toyota, and the U.S. Department of Navy.
In October 2015, Kaisha produced and directed her own artist showcase, entitled A Legacy for our Daughters. Her artist showcase displayed the broad range of Kaisha's craft through her portrayals of several well-known female characters and historical figures. The event also featured the debut of the narrative short, #RegalNotRatchet (also self-directed). #RegalNotRatchet was selected to be screened during the 2015 Freedom Film Festival in New Orleans, LA and won the award for Best Social Media Film.
In addition to being an actress, Kaisha is also an entrepreneur and content creator. She is the CEO/Founder of Kai Hugs & Company, LLC, a company she founded with a purpose to teach, entertain, and most importantly, empower audiences through a variety of mediums such as performances, online training, workshops, and coaching/mentoring opportunities.
Kaisha is also a dynamic and engaging motivational speaker. In addition to hosting workshops for adult women, she has spoken at various schools around the Washington Metropolitan area, specifically to discuss women's issues. She is insistent that her creative and artistic talents be used not only on the stage or on screen, but to deliver empowering messages to young girls and women.
Introduced to liturgical dance at a young age, Kaisha's first love has always been dance and movement. Dancing at church was a large part of her life growing up, and she has continued to minister the Word of God in this dynamic way. She spent two years as the lead choreographer for the Yadah Dance Ministry at Judah Temple AME Zion Church in Bowie, MD where she also often ministered as a soloist.