and Bula Vinaka! My name is Myra and I am a Rotuman, born and raised in Suva, Fiji. I am 39 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. My next big event that I'd like to attend is 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 were proud of their culture and
taught me 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. Before I was married, I 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 shows.
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.