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Shawna Alapa’i


Artist Bio

Kumu Hula Shawna Alapa’i has been a professional dancer and teacher of ancient and modern hula for 39 years. As a professional dancer, she traveled the world performing in countries such as Africa, Germany, France, Asia, Bali, Hong Kong, Japan and even danced before a royal audience in the Taj Mahal in India. She has performed for such dignitaries as the King of Singapore, as well as for the general population throughout her world travels. Her group, Halau Na Pua O Ka La’akea has been offering Hawaiian dance, language and arts classes in Marin and the North Bay for 14 years. She’s produced numerous full-scale performances in the Showcase Theater and the Veteran’s Auditorium to sold out audiences.