We are blessed with opportunities to learn from some of the best instructors from around the world. It is a deep honor and privilege to obtain such 'ike.


Workshops & Seminars

Hula Kahiko & 'Auana with Kumu Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu 2019

 Ori Tahiti with Moena Maiotui 2019

Ori Tahiti with Mahealani Uchiyama 2018

Hula 'Auana & Hula Kahiko with Kumu Kawika Alfiche 2018


Ori Tahiti with Moena Maiotui 2018

Hula 'Auana & Hula Kahiko with Keali'i Reichel 2017

Ori Tahiti with Adelina Hanere 2017

Hula workshop with Kumu Kamaka Kukona 2016

Ori Tahiti workshop with Tiana "Nonosina" Liufau 2016

Hula Workshop with Mahealani Mika Hirao-Solem 2016

Nonosina Ori Tahiti Workshop 2015

Te Mana Ora - Chicago's Tahitian Dance Seminar 2015

Ori Tahiti with Adelina Hanere

Introduction to drumming by director of Te Otui Fenua in California, Olin Kaleo'okalani Caban

Hula Workshop with Kumu Mapuana de Silva 2015

Kumu Hula Mapuana de Silva, Kihei de Silva, and Kumu Hula Keali'i Reichel

Hula workshop with Kumu Uluwehi Guerrero 2014 

Francesca Trego

Spirit of the Pacific Islands

Auntie Francesca, owner and director of Spirit of the Pacific Islands, was Marie's first teacher of Hawaiian hula and ori Tahiti.    She continues to support Marie in her education, success, and overall efforts to share the art form and culture.

"Marie's passion and love of Hula is expressed within her dances. She honors the traditions and movements of Hula with grace and dignity. I am very proud to have had Marie learn from our Halau and to have performed with Ka Pa Hula Napuakamahinaamekala ~ The Spirit Of The Pacific Islands."
- Francesca Anching Trego, Ke Po'o ~ Spirit Of The Pacific Islands

Yolanda Taufa'asau-Vincent



Auntie Yolanda, owner and director of Tamali'i, Hayward, CA, taught Marie through intense training sessions.  Marie is extremely blessed and privileged to receive one-on-one training, cultural education, and guidance.  Auntie's generosity and support is very appreciated by 'Ike Roa haumana.

For Active Students:

'Ike Roa: Hawaiian Hula & Ori Tahiti of Louisville

Established in 2013.

@2013-2019 by 'Ike Roa

'Ike Roa Studio
4482 Robards Lane
Louisville, KY 40218