inter-disciplinary artist, educator, researcher
University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
MA in Dance, emphasis in Culture and Performance Studies, 2017
Thesis: “Indigenous Contemporary Dance from a Filipina Perspective”
Cum Laude
University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California
BA in Asian American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, 2015
Research Project: “Care Practices for Ruatepupuke II in the Field Museum”
Cum Laude
Santa Monica College, Los Angeles, California
AA in Liberal Arts, 2013
Independent Studies Research Project: “An Evolving Filipino American Identity Through Dance”, 2013
Dean’s List

Philippine Folk dance, Hawaiian hula, Tahitian ori, Javanese, Folklorico, Danza Azteca, Indigenous Contemporary

Freelance Dancer: The Dancing Fire, Te Aho Nui, Manea Dancers, Los Angeles, CA, 2011 – Present
Teaching Artist: Arts Alive, Gardena, CA August 2017 – Present
– Schools: St. Catherine of Labore, St. Anthony de Padua, St. Philomena
– Classes: Hawaiian hula, Tahitian ori, Contemporary and Philippine contemporary
Teaching Artist: Passport to the Arts: Philippine Dance, Long Beach, CA April 2018 – May 2018 Residency
– Roosevelt Elementary School
– Philippine Folk dance
Dancer: Kayamanan Ng Lahi with Music Center on Tour, Philippine Folk Dance, 2018
 Teaching Artist: Mama Earth, Los Angeles, CA, Fall 2017 Residency
– Leo Politi Elementary
– Class: Hawaiian hula, Tahitian ori, performance
Teaching Assistant: University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, Honolulu, HI. Fall 2016
– Course: Dance and World Cultures
Teaching Artist: STAR Education, Los Angeles, CA. 2013
– Overland Elementary School for Advanced Studies, Broadway Elementary School, Webster Elementary School
– Classes: Hawaiian hula
Tahitian Dance Instructor: Varieties International, Los Angeles, CA. 2013


TeAda Productions Performing Artist Impact Fellow: Los Angeles, CA, April 2018

Director, Producer, Performer: A Stage of Our Own Presents UNITY, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA, March 2018
Director, Producer, Performer: A Stage of Our Own Presents Unbounded, Pieter Space, Eagle Rock, CA, August 2017
Director, Producer, Performer: A Stage of Our Own, Hālau O Haumea, Honolulu, May 2017
Producer, Director, Choreographer: Manariwa Part I: Embodied Repositories, Hālau O Haumea, Honolulu, February 2017
Producer, Director, Choreographer: Manariwa Part II: Inter-cultural Collaboration, Hālau O Haumea, Honolulu, February 2017
Dance Producer: Salesi: Hero to Love, Dance film directed by Vilsoni Hereniko and Garin Nugroho, Shangri-La and Ka Papa Loʻi O Kanewai, Honolulu, Fall 2015

Solo Dancer: East Meets West Festival Maui, ʻIao Theater, Wailuku and Kahului, May 2017
Actor: Shakespeare’s The Tempest directed by Viktoria Naraxsa, Linakona Honolulu School of Art, April 2017. Character: Miranda
DancerE Ola Ka Mōʻī written and directed by Kahaʻi Sueoka with excerpts written by Queen Liliʻuokalani, Choreographer: Kumu Vicky Holt Takamine and Kahaʻi Sueoka, Kennedy Theatre and Doris Duke Theatre, November 2016
Dancer & Ethnographer: I Moving Lab Tour, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Oʻahu), Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Maui), Kalanianaʻole Hall (Molokaʻi), directed by Jack Gray, November 2016
Dancer & Ethnographer: Fanhasso for the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts directed by Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho, The Azotea in Guam. May-June 2016
Dancer, Panelist: Indigenous Dance Forum curated by Jack Gray, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University. April 2016
Dancer, Musician: ʻAi Pōhaku: Resistance and Decolonization in Hawaiʻi directed by Wailana Simcock, Hālau O Haumea, Honolulu, April 2016
Performance Artist: Indigenous Choreographers in Riverside Symposium, Barbara & Art Culver Center for the Arts, Riverside, May 2015
Dancer: Mana with Kayamanan Ng Lahi. Aratani Theater, Downtown Los Angeles, CA and Merrie Monarch Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium in Hilo, HI, 2015
Dancer: Ura Tabu under the direction of Charlene Tedrow and Polynesian Entertainers Ltd. under Maile Giffin and Amo Ieriko, United Nations Small Island Development Conference & Teuila Festival, Samoa 2014
Dancer: Global Motions World Dance Co. & BFFM, Beijing International Tourism Festival, Folklorico and Danza Azteca, Beijing, China 2014
Dancer and Choreographer: Global Motions World Dance Co., Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, 2011-2014

Creating Philippine Contemporary Dance- Teqniklingz Dance Group. Aloha Studio, Honolulu, HI. 2017
Creating Philippine Contemporary Dance- Pamantasan Conference. University of Hawai’i, Maui College. Maui, HI. 2017
Hawaiian Hula Fundamentals- Blanco Family Academy. Angono, Rizal, PH. 2016
Creative Movement Inspired by Philippine Values- Pamantasan Conference. University of Hawai’i, Maui College. Maui, HI. 2016
Ori Tahiti Foundational Movements- Dance Studio No. 1, Santa Monica, CA. 2013

Of the Ocean: Self-Knowing Through Pangalay and Hula– Transcribing Spaces: TONGVA. UCLA, Los Angeles, 2016
Filipin@ Disruption and Pole Dance– Dance & Theatre Graduate Symposium. University of Hawai’i, Mānoa. 2016
Filipin@ Disruption and Pole Dance– SPAS Conference. University of Hawai’i, Mānoa. 2015
Philippine Folk Dance and Collaborative Creation– Santa Monica College Filipino Club. 2013

“Care Practices for Ruatepupuke II in the Field Museum” in Audeamus National Multidisciplinary Journal, 2015