About The Teacher

Kealoha Kelekolio or sometimes called Uncle Kealoha was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Growing up in the 50 ‘s and 60’s he saw many changes take place. With the coming of statehood in 1959, the rush was on to transform sleepy Honolulu into the modern metropolis it is today. Fortunately, the 13 years he attended at Kamehameha Schools helped him to appreciate his Hawaiian culture and to guide him on his path of serving our community. He was fortunate at Kamehameha to study with Dorothy Kahananui, aunty Nona Beamer and Donald Kilolani Mitchell. His interest in storytelling began with Caroline Curtis and Mary Kawena Pukui. In his adult years he took Hula with Uncle Henry Pa and much later with Uncle George Holokai. He worked for 13 years at the Bishop Museum as a cultural educator developing and delivering school programs , telling stories which focused on bringing to life many of the artifacts in the collections and traveling to the mainland USA to share these stories and Hawaiian culture with thousands of school kids around the country. After retiring from the Museum, he continued to share stories and Hawaiian culture with malihini and kamaaina alike at Aulani a Disney Resort.

He is now a free spirit officiating weddings, blessings and sharing the stories of Hawaiian culture. Kealoha will be guiding our opening welcome ceremony and sharing in our transformational journey via the art of traditional song and storytelling.

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