OUR STORY

What started as a dream for one sister, evolved into a business worth investing in for both...

VALUES

RESPECT, INTEGRITY, ALOHA

Sharing authentic Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance), music, language, art and the culture with communities across the Pacific Northwest.

History

est 2011

ORA NUI

Ora Nui Tahitian Dance Troupe is a dance school owned and operated by Polynesian sister duo Roxie "Tevai" Gabriel and Charlie Okada. The school is a way for them to share their love of authentic Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance), music, language and the culture with the communities across the Pacific Northwest. It was created by Roxie after her teachers/owners of the Tahiti-based dance group, Marania Haoragi, saw in her the talent and passion needed to entrust her with their knowledge and blessings. 



Together the sisters, Charlie and Roxie, teach Tahitian dance classes throughout the week at Ora Nui dance studio, where girls and guys as young as four years old are taught authentic Tahitian dance techniques, language and customs. Tahitian, being one of the most physically challenging Polynesian dance styles, allows for dedicated dancers to develop strength and endurance right along with poise, grace and agility.  Ora Nui students gain this along with the solid family values Charlie and Roxie were brought up on and integrate into their studio, Respect, Integrity and the Hawaiian idea of ALOHA