OWNER / KUMU
Kumu Hokuolino Bollinger
Kumu Hokuolino Bollinger is from the Island of Oahu, Hawai’i, and currently resides in Northern Virginia (Woodbridge). Hoku currently has two Hula schools, both located in Stafford and Caroline County, VA. She is also the owner of Hoku’s Hawai’ian Entertainment, which primarily provides Polynesian entertainment throughout the D.C, Maryland, Virginia, and surrounding states. Hoku studied Hula under the direction of Pua Mendeola of Kalihi, Hi throughout her childhood upbringing. As an adult, she studied and danced under the Drums of Polynesia (based out of Southern Florida) for many years, which she claims is where her true seeds were planted. Eventually, Hoku opened her own dance studio (Halau) and entertainment company. Hoku moved to Virginia in 2004 where she opened both of her Hula schools and entertainment business, which she continues to operate. Hoku has danced Hula all her life, and has been teaching Hula and running her entertainment business for many years, and still continues to share the heartbeat of the island. With aloha spirit running in her blood, she shares the beauty of Hula with everyone around her. Her gifted and elegant style of dancing captures your heart and takes you on a journey through the beautiful islands of Hawai’i, that she loves so much. She is a devoted and loving mother of five (Brandi-ann Leinaala, Kaleikaumaka, Ka’iulani, Alana Leolani, and Kaleo O’Kalani ) and grandmother of five. She spends her time teaching Hula to those who love the ‘aina (land) and its kanaka (people). She takes in everyone and gives out all her love unconditionally. She is graceful with a very humbled attitude towards life and someone who touches everyone’s heart. As an ambassador of islands of Aloha, she passes on Hawaii’s most beloved culture of Hula to people of all ages and walks of life.