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Vaimoana Niumeitolu

Vaimoana (Moana) Niumeitolu is an Artist (Painter, Poet, and Actress) and Educator. She was born in Nuku'alofa, Tonga; raised in Hawai'i and Utah and lives in NYC and Palestine. She is the founder of Mahina Movement, an all-woman music and poetry trio who have performed on over 500 stages. She has directed and written over 20 educational theater productions. She has painted community murals in Los Angeles, the Bronx, New Zealand, Australia, Utah, Brooklyn, South Africa, and Palestine. She has been seen acting at the Metropolitan Opera and sharing her one-woman show, Tongue-in Paint. Her other production, A Prayer for Tonga, premiered at Harvard University. She graduated from New York University in painting and performance, earned the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship in painting and drawing from Yale University, and attended Columbia University's Graduate Program in Acting.

Past Classes & Events

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

February 18, 2018