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Kaina Quenga

Kaina Quenga, a native of Hilo, Hawaiʻi has been dancing hula professionally for over 20 years in Hawaiʻi, Florida, New York and throughout the east coast. Under the direction  of Kumu Hula, Johnny Lum Ho of Hālau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua, Kaina received formal Polunesian dance training. Kaina went on to perform professionally with Tihati Productions on her native Big Island, and has studied at the Conserevatoire with Mamie Louise Kimitete and Vanina Ehu. Kaina is the Director of Nā ʻŌiwi NYC, a New York City-based education and advocacy group. Kaina shares her culture and experience through education. She serves as a cultural and Hula instructor at Concourse House Day Care, 92Y Harkness Dance Center and Spoke The Hub. Kaina is one of the co-founders, directors of Te Ao Mana.

Past Classes & Events

Studies Project: Decolonial Design, Indigenous Choreography, and Multicorporeal Sovereignties: A Womanist/Queer/Trans Indigenous Movement Dialogue

February 18, 2018