Category Archive: Dancers

Aug 14

Lemi Ponifasio

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Lemi Ponifasio A.K.A: Sala Lemi Ponifasio BIRTH DATE: 1964 PLACE OF BIRTH: Lano, Samoa EDUCATION: Auckland University: Philosophy and politics VILLAGES IN SAMOA: His father is from Leava’a   KNOWN FOR: Founder of MAU, Choreographer and Director   CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 Awarded the 2013 Artist in Residence Award to the National University …

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Jan 21

Parris Goebel

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Parris Goebel A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: PLACE OF BIRTH: Auckland, New Zealand EDUCATION:   KNOWN FOR: Dancer, Choreographer VILLAGES IN SAMOA:   SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: At 12, she discovered a love for hip hop music to express her style of dancing known as ‘Polyswagg’. At 15, she was offered a spot …

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Jul 05

Rich Talauega

Personal Life: Richmond ‘Rich’ Talauega (born in Richmond, California) is a professional Choreographer, and is one-half of the co-founding duo, with his brother Tone Talauega, of ‘Rich & Tone Productions’. Both brothers have worked together with high profile people in the music industry as well as movies and awards shows.  

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Jul 05

Tone Talauega

Personal Life: Anthony ‘Tone’ Talauega (born in Richmond, California) is a professional Choreographer, and is one-half of the co-founding duo, with his brother Rich Talauega, of the ‘Rich & Tone Productions’. Both brothers have worked with high profile names in the music industry as well as brand names such as Pepsi and Apple.  

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Jul 04

Neil Ieremia

Personal Life: Neil Ieremia (born in Wellington, New Zealand) is the Founder, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Black Grace, a contemporary dance company that has performed extensively nationally and internationally for 14 years. Ieremia is one of the most accomplished Choreographers in New Zealand.  

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