Makalani Kulihaʻapai

Makalani Kulihaʻapai is the Kumu hula (hula instructor) of Hālau Hula O Makalani Nā Pilialoha.  She comes to us from Papakōlea, located on the beautiful island of O’ahu. Makalani has been dancing hula competitively and recreationally her entire life.  She was trained on O'ahu under Kumu Hula, Pinky Ohelo, and is honored to be currently studying under the direction and 'ike of world renowned composer and Kumu Hula  Frank "Lehua" Kawaikapuokalani Hewett and Kumu Hula Oheloulaokalani "Ula" Hewett. Makalani joyfully shares with her haumāna (students) the knowledge that has been passed down to her by her Kumu.  She takes great pride in perpetuating the Hawaiian culture through the language, customs, and traditions of the Hawaiian people.

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Hula Blessing

"May you have Grace in your step

Song in your hand and 

Aloha in your heart."


Hula Lineage

Where the Passion Begins

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Lehua Kawaikapuokalani Hewett.

Kumu Hula, Kahuna, Healer, Spiritual & Cultural Leader, Chanter, Composer


Kumu Ula Hewitt

Kumu Hula