Nuholani proudly presents Ori Tahiti Workshops, for women and girls, with the fabulous Leolani.
SUNDAY, 22 MARCH 2015
12-1 PM- Ori Tahiti Basics & Technique- $25
1:30 - 3 PM - Ote'a Routine (Fast Drums) - $40
*** Pre-book both sessions for ONLY $55 ***
The first 10 people to book & pay will receive a free Ori Tahiti Packet (Valued at $20)- which will include a printed description of basic steps, and any lyrics, stories, translations involved, a CD with select music from the workshop and a beautiful flower to wear in your hair.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Request a booking form for Leolani's workshop in the side-bar of our blog, or the Contact page.
Born & raised in Los Angeles, Leolani Gallardo has 20 years of dance experience in competing, performing and teaching internationally.
With a Bachelors Degree in World Arts and Cultures from UCLA, Leolani has gone on to dance for Tokyo Disney, completing a yearlong contract in 2009. The following year, 2010, she was an assistant choreographer on the hit show "So You Think You Can Dance' helping with the debut of the very first Tahitian dance performance the show had ever seen.
In 2012, Leolani lived and trained in Tahiti for three months and competed in the 130th annual Heiva I Tahiti competition with dance troupe Hitireva. Under the direction of Kehaulani Chanquy, Hitireva won 2nd place in the Hua Tau, professional division category.
In the last 5 years Leolani has travelled and taught workshops extensively throughout the US, Tahiti, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong, sharing her love for Tahitian Dance.
"My goal is to use this style of dance to empower women! All women deserve to express themselves artistically and deserve to feel beautiful and sensual. Ori Tahiti is the catalyst for this exploration and creative expression. I aspire to inspire my students creativeity, encourage other dancers in my community to follow their dreams, and foster respect for all Pacific Island Cultures."
Check out these video links of Leolani!
-2014 Leolani performs Live on the Jimmy Kimmel Show with Jason Derulo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsC3l90iFqQ
2015 - Show Reel of Leolani teaching in Taiwan http://youtu.be/p3XQiVGGuvk
2015 - Leolani Performing at a Showcase in Taiwan
-2014 Leolani at Pasifika Vibes Brisbane performing her solo choreography to Aue Kapaku. http://youtu.be/PRVJVYwyhgw
-Leolani featured in Jason Derulo Music Video “Talk Dirty.” Los Angeles, CA. July 2013. Island Def Jam, Universal Music Group.
-Hura ‘Ai’Ai, Farereiraa I Tahiti Solo Competition, Papeete, French Polynesia (July 2012)
2nd place, Vahine 18-25 division
-Assistant Choreographer on 'So You Think You Can Dance' July 2010