My hula journey began in 1994 with Na Lei Hulu I Ka Weiku in San Francisco. I found a deep connection with dancing hula due to the love and respect I have for the Hawaiian culture. My mother and her family are from Oahu, so we have deep roots. Although I am not of Hawaiian descent, I am Hawaiian at heart and embrace the culture. In 2006, I had an encounter which led me to the decision of stepping away from the halau to explore using the gift of hula dancing to glorify God. I co-led Hanalani (Heaven’s Work) Hula Ministry alongside two very good friends from 2006 to 2009. From 2009 to 2014 I was the leader of the ministry. 2014 to present, I have been teaching women and children aging from 5-years to adults at many different events, faith-based and secular.
I am excited to share my love for the Lord and my passion for teaching hula.
One might say, Hula? Yes! This beautiful style of dance. Hula praise dance is not for entertainment purposes where one is focused on self. Hula praise dancing is for an audience of one. We give God all the glory, all the honor, and all the praise.