Noa'ia E Mauri and Bula Vinaka! My name is Myra and I am a Rotuman, born and raised in Suva, Fiji.
Polynesian dancing started at a very young age for me. Being that I'm polynesian, it
is in our culture to dance and sing not only at home but at celebrations. Formal schooling in polynesian dance,
mainly hula and tahitian dance began when I was 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.
I took a break for
about 10 years from hula shows and 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 for private and corporate events.
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 might be, my classes are to bring joy to all that attend.
Looking forward to meet
you and hope that you'll enjoy my dance classes and shows.