Puahi's Polynesian Dance Company
Pauhi’s Polynesian Dance Company focuses on teaching not just Polynesian dances, but on making connections between dancer, spirit, and culture. Their purpose is to bring out the true meaning behind the dances of Hawai'i and Tahiti and embrace everyone who has a love of the Hawaiian and Tahitian culture.
Hawaii Hula Company
Hawaii Hula Company was formed to empower Hula and Tahitian Dancers, Hawaiian Musicians, and Polynesian Fire Knife Dancers to create and share their talents with the community and visitors alike. They’re keeping the ancient traditions of Hula and Hawaiian Culture alive today through entertainment services. Hawaii Hula Company is proud to offer Hula lessons as well as Tahitian lessons to all of Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island.
Ohana Dance Group
The Ohana Dance Group and Kuhai Halau O Ke`alaanuheaokalaua`e is a non-profit, multi-generational hula halau where students of various ages, backgrounds, and abilities are exposed to the Hawaiian culture and music through traditional hula. Community service and sharing, including performances for schools, churches, and senior residences, are some ways used to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and aloha spirit.
The Barefoot Hawaiian
The Barefoot Hawaiian is among the largest and most booked of all the Polynesian Performing Arts companies in the world and is the number one Hawaiian entertainment company in the Midwest. Over the years, Barefoot Hawaiian has been the proud home of professionals that have become World Champions in competitions such as the World Fire-Knife Competition and in the World Tahitian Competition.
Kaiholunuie is made a multicultural group of ladies, young people, and keiki who come together as extended ohana to learn the art of the hula, sharing in the idea of aloha. Today, they perform all over the state of Connecticut bringing an authentic Polynesian experience to audiences both young and well-traveled.
Tau Dance Theater
Tau Dance Theater is the only professional dance company founded by a native Hawaiian based in Honolulu. Established in 1996 by Artistic Director Peter Rockford Espiritu, they’ve produced numerous original and epic works of critical acclaim. Tau Dance Theater is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable arts organization dedicated to serving our global village by contributing to the enrichment of our cultural landscape through dance and the performing arts.
Pacific Islanders in Communications
Pacific Islanders in Communications was established in Honolulu in 1991 as a national non-profit media arts organization. They are a member of the National Multicultural Alliance (NMCA), which collectively addresses the need for programming that reflects America's growing ethnic and cultural diversity. The mission of Pacific Islanders in Communications is to support, advance, and develop Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges.
Dancing Earth: Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations
This company supports indigenous dance and related arts and encourages awareness of bio-cultural diversity through performances and youth training programs.
Main Website: https://www.dancingearth.org/
Native Pride Arts (Dance Company)
Working with artists worldwide, this company fosters self-awareness, self-esteem, and expression through performances, workshops, and other audiovisual forms.
Daystar: Indigenous Dance Company
Daystar trains Native Americans in the performing arts and teaches others to respect the art and culture of Native North Americans.
Painted Sky: Native American Music & Dance Group
Painted Sky is an organization that honors Native American culture by building awareness of traditional and contemporary musical expressions through performance and education.
Redhawk: Native American Arts Council
The Council is dedicated to educating the general public about Native American heritage through song, dance, theater, works of art and other cultural forms of expression. Redhawk represents artists from North, South, Central American, Caribbean and Polynesian Indigenous cultures.
D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas – Native American Motivational Speaker, Leadership Expert
A tribally-enrolled member of the Odawa Nation and a former U.S. Air Force officer, D.J. inspires others to practically apply the power of the warrior spirit in business and life. He has used his dynamic programs to build warriors in 49 states to "strengthen the tribe" of global organizations.
Gary “Litefoot” Davis – Musician, Actor, Speaker
Gary “Litefoot” Davis is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and is a successful Entrepreneur, Actor, Recording Artist, Author and Public Speaker. Mr. Davis regularly travels throughout North America addressing audiences of all ages and interests with messages that span a wide variety of topics, but all of which are centered around empowering Indian Country.
Tanaya Winder is a poet, writer, artist, and educator from the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Nation. A winner of the 2010 A Room of Her Own Foundation's Orlando prize in poetry, her work has been showcased around the world.
California Indian Storytelling Association
This organization strives to foster a creative community where Native American storytellers come together in a welcoming environment to share their oral histories.
Kenneth Little Hawk - Musician, Author, Speaker
A descendant of the Micmac and Mohawk tribes, Kenneth Little Hawk is a Native American storyteller, musician, author and public speaker. He shares Native American heritage and culture through public appearances and spreads the message of living in harmony with the environment.