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Mahealani Uchiyama
Mahealani Uchiyama holds a BA in dance ethnology and an MA in Pacific Islands studies from the University of Hawai'i. She has studied with one of Hawai'i's most honored hula masters, Joseph Kamoha'i Kaha'ulelio, and has performed with numerous Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Caribbean dance ensembles. In addition to producing her own series of CDs of Hawaiian and Tahitian music, she has also presented lecture-demonstrations and workshops at universities throughout Northern California, including teaching Hawaiian language at Stanford, University. Most recently, Ms Uchiyama has served on the panel of adjudicators for the 2005 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.