My name is Kellie Villicano. I have been dancing Hula since 1994 and Tahitian since 1997. I learned in Gardena, California from Kanani Kalama of Kanani Kalama Hula Studio. I have competed twice in E Hula Mau hula competition in Irvine, CA and have performed every year in the annual Ho'olaule'a in Lawndale, CA. I continued my passion for Polynesian dance when I moved to New Mexico in 2005 by dancing in another local group. I have decided to start Ka La Kapu in hopes to add more variety to the perpetuation of Polynesian dance and culture in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I continue to grow in my own education by attending certified workshops in Ori Tahiti and Hula and I am excited to teach my knowledge to my students.