Our Board

 

Paul Keoni Chun  
Founder and President

Paul Keoni Chun started Keoni Movement Arts out of his own passion for doing yoga, dance, and gymnastics and from a deep desire to share these activities with others, particularly those with least access to them. He has acted, dance, sung, and tumbled professionally in Off-Broadway, Regional, and international Theatres. Stage credits include: The King and I and La Cage Aux Folles at The Carousel Dinner Theatre, M. Butterfly at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Seattle Rep, Aloha, Las Vegas and Shogun Macbeth with Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, and FantAsia, Japan Tour. Television credits include One Life to Live, All My Children and As The World Turns. He danced in concert performances for the modern and jazz choreographers Eleo Pomare, Flower Hujer, and Ehud Krauss. He has choreographed and staged modern dance pieces that combine yoga, dance, and gymnastics for the last 5 Keoni Movement Arts annual recitals. He is a member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, and is an Experienced—Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. He holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University, where he competed on the Varsity Gymnastics Team. A native of Hawaii, he has made Manhattan his home for the last 32 years.


Jen Yip
Vice-President

Jen Yip has extensive experience in marketing and communications and has worked at stellar firms including Thomson Reuters, Deloitte, Moody’s Investors Service, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and various startup ventures. Currently, she is a freelance marketing & communications consultant. Ms. Yip is also a New York City based performer and teacher. She wrote and performed a solo show “Iris” based on the life of the late author Iris Chang (The Rape of Nanking), has taught dance and acting at New York University and Sarah Lawrence College and is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She served on the Board of San Francisco-based Lines Ballet under the direction of Alonzo King and was the co-chair of their annual gala fundraiser. Ms. Yip resides in Brooklyn and studied Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at Cornell University and Communications at Northeastern University. She feels that her involvement with KMA is a perfect fit with her background in yoga, dance, and gymnastics and with her belief that 'movement is life.'


Katty Lau

Katty Lau is a third generation jeweler who immigrated from Hong Kong to New York when she was 6 months old. She’s had a life long love of art and design and earned a BFA in Fashion from Parsons School of Design in 2005. She has also studied in Parsons Paris as well as Jewelry Design from Le Arti Orafe in Florence, Italy. Currently, she is VP and Creative Director of Magnolia Fine Jewelry. She enjoys using her experience and creative talents in all areas of her business whether it is in design, packaging, marketing, or assisting her clients in choosing the right jewelry to add to their collection. Ever since having her son in 2011, she has become inspired to be more involved with community service and volunteering, such as her work with Keoni Movement Arts. She is a passionate believer in children, and in supporting them to unlock their capacity for love of life, learning, and compassion for others. 


Ellen Potenza

Bio coming soon!