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Photo by Anna Zatopek. Background - Zilker Botanical Gardens.
Pu'uwai has been in love with Hawai'i since visiting the islands of Maui, Kaua'i and Hawai'i (The Big Island). She began dancing
in high school, and has since studied musical theatre, jazz, country-western, ballroom (especially tango!), Indian, and belly
dance. She has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance and Production at Southwestern University in
Georgetown, Texas, as well as a Secondary Teaching Certification in Theatre at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX. She is
currently the Macy's Central & South Texas Regional Shortage Manager. Pu'uwai has been studying hula with Ka'ua and the
Island Rhythms Hula Company since January 2005, and she hopes to pursue the diverse mix of Hawaiian dance and culture as
long as she can move her hips!