Based in Honolulu and New York City, Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima is a hālau hula (school of Hawaiian dance) under the direction of nā kumu hula (master teachers of Hawaiian dance) Vicky Holt and Jeffrey Takamine. 2012 marked the 35th anniversary of the founding of the school and was celebrated with performances at the Millenium Stage at The Kennedy Center (DC), La MaMa (NYC), and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Beckett, MA). The cast of 20 plus dancers and chanters from Hawai’i, Vancouver, Washington, and New York City included slack key artists Andy Wang, Claudia Goddard, and steel guitarist Chris Davis.