About Us

Auntie Gloria

Gloria Napualani Kalamalamakailialoha Fujii Nahalea has shared over 40 years of teaching, performing, and choreographing the Pacific Dance Arts locally and globally. Her love for Hawaiian hula, Tahitian dance, and New Zealand Maori haka impacts those who see the many performance groups she has directed and produced in her lifetime. She received her “palapala” (equivalent of a Master's degree) from Uncle George Naope in 1995. Well respected in the community for her leadership, she helped provide credibility by participating in many hula and Polynesian competitions, locally and abroad.

While attending the University of Washington, she mentored with Kumu Hula Master George Naope, the founder of the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, traveled with the Aloha Airlines-Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays Tour Company throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. And currently she continues to travel sharing her aloha and knowledge of the Hawaiian Culture.

In 1999 she was the recipient of the Washington State Governor’s Heritage Award for her outstanding contribution to the enrichment of the culture of Washington State. She continues to actively spread the Aloha Spirit through dance and song to everyone she meets.

She has been sought as a consultant in many other media such as radio and television programs, along with developing and designing educational curriculum for the Northwest Folklife – Folklife Education programs, University of Washington, and Western Washington University. Her works continue to expand in radio “Sounds of the Pacific Islands” and television, Hawaii Showcase Television Magazine and There in the Islands including documentaries, The Kanaka Project, The Kalama Story, and productions of cultural festivals including Kalama Heritage Festival, Taste of Paradise-Battle of the Bands, and Tastes and Sounds of the Pacific Islands.

Uncle Bill Nahale'a

Marketing Director, Producer, Musician, Business Manager

Uncle Bill Nahale’a from Nanakuli, Oahu, and Kihei, Maui, is a 7/8 full blood Hawaiian. He was raised in Honolulu then moved to Maui after graduating from college. He moved to the mainland in 1995. His parents are both Hawaiians and therefore, as a full blooded Hawaiian, he feels a responsibility to preserve, love and appreciate the people, culture and preservation of the Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders and increase their awareness on the mainland.

Between 1985 and 1989, he produced a Hawaiian local TV show called “Showcase Maui”. This entertainment talk show featured interviews with “hapa” musicians including Barry Flannigan and Keali'i Kaneali'i, and Willie Kahaiali'i (known as Willie K) in the early stages of their careers. Other famous guests included Danny Arnold, Sonny Bono, Al Thicke of ABC’s “Growing Pains”, Robert Wagner of “Hart to Hart”, and other local celebrities.

In 1987, Bill was the lead actor in a TV pilot in Hawaii called “Island Spice” similar to “Magnum PI”. He co-stared with Henry Kapono of Cecilio and Kapono. Bill also produced a late night radio show on FM 101 in Lahaina, Maui, and produced many charitable fundraisers.

Currently Bill produces the “Hawaii Showcase Television Magazine”, with co-host Gloria Napualani Fujii, a live weekly show featuring news of Hawaii, music review, Keiki Corner, and "talk story" with Napua. The 10 year show continues to be a favorite show to watch in the greater Seattle area and Longview – Cowlitz County in southwest Washington. A recipient of best watched shows by viewers, Bill continures to produce shows often showcasing the Halau Hula O Napualani and many other halau, guests artists locally and from the islands.

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Bill and Napua have been lovingly called the “Aloha Twins”.