Mahealani Uchiyama: Kumu Hula


Q#1: Are you a Bay Area Native? and if not, how long have you lived in the Bay?
Mahea: No. I was born in Washington, DC. I have lived in the Bay Area for 32 years, after about 7 years in Hawai’i.

Q#2: When did you start on the creative path you are currently on?
Mahea: I have been teaching dance since arriving in the Bay Area 32 years ago.

Q#3: Where do you find your inspiration? Mahea: Music and nature.

Q#4: What was the first piece of vinyl you ever purchased? Mahea: It was actually purchased for me as a four year old because I loved the song so much: “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers.

Q#5: Anything else you’d like to share? a joke/quote?


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