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Kumu Hula

Hula teachers and hula halau leaders in Hawaii and around the world. We are planning to create profiles of all of the most well known kumu hula, hula instructors, and hula dancers of Hawaii's past and present.

- A -
Alice Puluelo Naipo Park (died August 18, 2004)
Aloha Dalire
Antone Kaoo
Aukele Siangco

- C -
Charlotte Ann "Nina" Maxwell (1938-2006)
Charmaine MacDonald
Chinky Mahoe
Cody Pueo Pata

- D -
Darrell Ihiihilauakea Lupenui
Derek Kiaaina Nuuhiwa
Diane Amadeo

- E -
Earl Pamai Tenn
Edith Kanakaole (1913-1979)
Edith McKinzie
Edwina Noelani Kanoho Mahoe (aka Noelani Mahoe)
Eleanor Hiram Hoke (1930-1983)
Emily Kaui Zuttermeister (1908-1994)
Emma Sharpe

- G -
George Holokai
George Lanakilakekiahialii Naope (aka George Naope)

- H -
Henry Moikehaokahiki Pa
Hiilei Maxwell-Juan
Hoakalei Kamauu (1929-?).
Hokulani Derego

- I -
Iolani Luahine (1915-1978)
Ipolani Vaughan

- J -
Jay Jay Akiona
Jennie Wilson
Joan Nauoeemilikaaokalikookalanialoha Sniffen Lindsey
Joseph Ilalaole (1873-1965)

- K -
Kahu Charles Kauluwehi Maxwell, Sr.
Kala Bernard
Kalani Akana
Kale Pawai
Kaleo Trinidad
Karl Veto Baker
Kauhai Likua
Kayoko Hendy
Keahi Luahine (1877-1937)
Keaka Kanahele (1881-1940).
Keala Kukona
Kealii Ceballos (Los Angeles)
Kealii Reichel
Kealoha Kalama
Keawe Lopes
Kelii Taua
Kepoomaikalani Park
Kimo Alama Keaulana
Kuulei Clark
Kyoko Kubokawa

- L -
Lehua Hulihe'e and Doreen Doo (Honolulu)
Leilani Sharpe Mendez
Leimomi Ho (Honolulu)
Leinaala Kalama Heine (Honolulu)
Lokalia Montgomery (1903-1978)
Lydia Kauakahi (1955-2005)

- M -
Maddy Kaululehuaohaili Lam
Mae Kamamalu Klein
Mae Ulalia Loebenstein (died June 30, 1997)
Maiki Aiu Lake (1925-1984)
Malia Naope
Manu Boyd
Mapuana de Silva (Kailua Oahu)
Mary Ahiena Kekuewa
Mary Kanaele (c.1900-c.1955)
Mary Kawena Pukui (1895-1986)
Michael Casupang
Michael Pili Pang
Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona

- N -
Nalani Kanakaole
Napua Greig (Pukalani, Maui)
Nathan Napoka
Nina Boyd Maxwell
Noenoelani Zuttermeister Lewis
Nona Mahilani Kaluhiokalani

- P -
Paleka Leinaala Mattos (?-2002)
Patience Wiggin Bacon (1920-?)
Pele Pukui Suganuma (1931-1979)
Pohai Souza
Pua Haaheo (1886-1953)
Puanani Alama
Pualani Kanakaole Kanahele

- R -
Rose Kapulani Joshua
Ruby Kawena Johnson

- S -
Sallie Yoza
Sam Bernard
Sam Naeole
Shirley Namakahulali Kanemura Recca
Sonny Ching

- T -
Thaddius Wilson
Tom Hiona
Tony Conjugacion
Tracie Farias Lopes
Twyla Ululani Mendez


If you know of anyone who should be listed on this page but is not, please send a note to the email address on our Contacts page.
Becoming Kumu
1998 article by Linda Aragon in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin Newspaper.

Video DVD
Kumu Hula: Keepers of a Culture (1989)
Kumu Hula:
Robert Mugge
DVD RELEASED: May 1, 1999
RUN TIME: 85 minutes
DESCRIPTION: Documentary film examining Hawaiian dance traditions since 500 AD. Including performances by numerous hula halau filmed on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, and the Big Island of Hawaii.
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