Hula O Nā Keiki 2016

26th Hula O Nā Keiki | November 11-12, 2016 | Kanahele Ball Room

Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel proudly recognizes the following 2016 Hula O Nā Keiki winners:

Overall Wahine Award
Jaelynn Marie Kalea Nobriga, 16
Kumu- Uluwehi Guerrero
Hālau- Hālau Hula Kauluokalā

Overall Kāne Award
Justin Kalani Brache, 17
Kumu- Kealiʻi Ceballos
Hālau- Hālau Hula Kealiʻi O Nālani

ʻOpio Wahine Hula
1st Jaelynn Marie Kalea Nobriga, 16
Kumu- Ukuwehi Guerrero
Hālau- Hula Kauluokala

2nd Keri Kahokuliʻiliʻi Tanaka, 14
Kumu- Kealiʻi Ceballos
Hālau- Hālau Hula Kealiʻi O Nālani

Keiki Wahine Hula
1st Hoʻohieokala Yoshiko Ann Luna-Beamer, 12
Kumu – Ukuwehi Guerrero
Hālau – Hula Kauluokala

2nd Anela Chew, 9
Kumu – Lilinoe Lindsey
Hālau – Ka Pa Nani O Lilinoe

Overall Music
The Music Award
Hālau Hula Kauluokalā
Kumu- Uluwehi Guerrero
For the song: Lovely Hula Girl, Kūhio Beach

OLI AWARDS

ʻOpio Wahine Oli
Jaelynn Marie Kalea Nobriga, 16
Kumu- Uluwehi Guerrero
Hālau- Hālau Hula Kauluokalā

ʻOpio Kāne Oli
Justin Kalani Brache, 17
Kumu- Kealiʻi Ceballos
Hālau- Hālau Hula Kealiʻi O Nālani

Keiki Wahine Oli
Hoʻohieokala Yoshiko Ann Luna-Beamer, 12
Kumu- Uluwehi Guerrero
Hālau- Hālau Hula Kauluokalā

Keiki Kāne Oli
Bronson Kekoahoʻomalukuikaponookanohoaliʻi Masayuki Yee, 11
Kumu – Joan S. Lindsey
Hālau – Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio

COSTUME & ADORNMENT AWARDS

Keiki Kahiko
Hoʻohieokala Yoshiko Ann Luna-Beamer, 12
Kumu- Uluwehi Guerrero
Hālau- Hālau Hula Kauluokalā

ʻOpio Kahiko
Jaelynn Marie Kalea Nobriga, 16
Kumu- Uluwehi Guerrero
Hālau- Hālau Hula Kauluokala

Keiki ʻAuana
Anela Chew, 9
Kumu- Lilinoe Lindsey
Hālau- Ka Pā Nani O Lilinoe

ʻOpio ʻAuana
Grace Veda Golis-Bautista, 14
Kumu – Joan S. Lindsey
Hālau – Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio

Keiki Pālua
Bronson Kekoahoʻomalukuikaponookanohoaliʻi Masayuki Yee, 11
Kumu – Joan S. Lindsey
Hālau – Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio

Jacqueline Kamakaokahiwalani Concepcion, 11
Kumu – Joan S. Lindsey
Hālau – Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio

ʻOpio Pālua

Justin Kalani Brache, 17
Kumu- Kealiʻi Ceballos
Hālau- Hālau Hula Kealiʻi O Nālani

Keri Kahokuliʻiliʻi Tanaka, 14
Kumu- Kealiʻi Ceballos
Hālau- Hālau Hula Kealiʻi O Nālani

INTERVIEW AWARDS

Keiki Interview
Hoʻohieokala Yoshiko Ann Luna-Beamer, 12
Kumu- Uluwehi Guerrero
Hālau- Hālau Hula Kauluokalā

ʻOpio Interview
Jaelynn Marie Kalea Nobriga, 16
Kumu- Uluwehi Guerrero
Hālau- Hālau Hula Kauluokalā

The Akoni Akana Kumu Award, identifying the kumu who best demonstrates the value of Poʻokela in preparing for Hula O Nā Keiki, was awarded to Kumu Uluwehi Guerrero. Hālau Hula Kauluokalā was the recipient of the Friends of Mokuʻula scholarship, which works to further each individual’s education in Hawaiian culture.

“Congratulations to all of the 2016 Hula O Nā Keiki winners and participants for their admirable accomplishments and hard work in honoring ancient Hawaiian tradition,” said Mike White, General Manager of Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel. “We are grateful to our participating kumu (teachers), haumana (students), esteemed judges, staff, volunteers, sponsors and the local community for their support.”

Hula O Na Keiki 2016 Winner

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