My Name is Kahealani Kamahele. I was born and raised in
I have taught hula in the UCLA Hawaii Club (Hui 'O Imiloa) for ten (10) years and I also owned my own hula school, with my ex-husband, for twelve (12) years. I have participated in various festivals over the past 12 years such as the Lotus Festival, the LA Festival, the Pacific Island festival, Ho’olaule’a Northridge, Ho’olaule’a San Diego, Ho’olaule’a Alondra Park and various city and community festivals as well.
I have entered the local hula competition (E Hula Mau), once in
Before teaching hula I was also a student. As a child, I studied under Aunty Pauline Kekahuna in Kapahulu where I grew up. After moving to
In 2014, I have returned as a student to Nameakanu 'O Laka 'O Hawai'i to be trained and graduate ('uniki) as a kumu hula. At this time, my halau is closed so that I may focus on studying the culture, history and language of Hawai'i. Although my halau is closed, I will be teaching three other classes which are recreational.
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