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Kumu Hula since 2003

Meet Kumu Kā'eo

Kumu Kā'eo Hāʻupu first opened her Hālau in 1998 only 3 years after moving from her beloved Kaua’i to San Diego.  She did so with the blessing of her Kumu Hula of her childhood, Aunty Ku’ulei Punua.  Being a student of a very gifted teacher at such a young age has given Kumu Kā'eo a strong foundation in Hula.


In February of 2010, Kumu Kā'eo was given the opportunity to become a haumana (student) of Hawaiian Hula Master, Loea Kawaikapuokalani Hewett. She successfully completed formal training in Hula Kahiko (ancient dance) and in May of 2012, participated in a formal ʻūniki (graduation) ceremony at Loea’s home, Kahalelehua, on the Big Island of Hawaii. 

"Hula is the language of the heart, therefore, the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people"  


-David Laʻamea Kamananakapu Mahinulani Naloiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua

Hele on to

Our Hālau



What a great place, I love that they teach the proper protocol and importance of their culture and heritage. It's a great workout with great people!

-Kristen C.

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