Noa'ia and Bula Vinaka!  My name is Myra and I am a Rotuman, born and raised in Suva, Fiji.  I am 40 years old, married and have 7 children.  I have lived in Las Vegas for 12 years and enjoy performing, participating in ori competitions and teaching Polynesian dance.  Someday I would like to attend the Merrie Monarch in Hilo, Hawaii.  Other activities that I like are playing sports especially volleyball and rugby.  I love the outdoors - waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking, river rafting, horseback riding and hiking.  

Polynesian dancing started at a very young age for me.  As a teenager I was fortunate to learn from well respected teachers who taught maori, tahitian, samoan dances and hula.  I spent my teenage years performing as often as possible and loved every moment.  My first group and solo competition for tahitian dance was at Palace Station Hotel(Las Vegas) at the age of 17.  I also performed in Salt Lake City, St George and St Paul/Minneapolis.  After having 6 children I decided to teach polynesian dance.  It's been a memorable experience meeting new people through dance classes, children's parties and polynesian shows.
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I welcome anyone to try out my classes.  Each student joins for a different reason.  Many join for the love of the culture, some join for exercise and others join to perform.  Whatever your reason may be, my classes are to bring joy to all that attend. 
 
May you feel my love for the culture when we meet.
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Aloha,
Myra Te-Awhi
Polynesian Dance Instructor
 
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