Our Instructors

Sanoe Garcia Suguitan (Owner)

Sanoe Garcia Suguitan (Owner)

Owner and Founder

Sanoe Garcia is the owner and founder of Akala Dance Studio located on Oahu Hawaii in the city of Ewa Beach. I have a passion for teaching and spreading the Spirit of Aloha through my love of dance.

Kahiau

Kahiau

ADSJ Kumu and leader for all Japan locations

Makiko “Kahiau” of our Japan team.
Kahiau is our ADSJ Kumu and leader for all Japan locations. We are so happy to have her a part of our Ohana (family)! We Love You Kahiau!

Instructors for Arizona

Noelani Staudenmaier

Alaka’i Dancer

Moki Salazar

Alaka’i Dancer

Hula Mom Seamstress @ Arizona

Arizona Teams “Hula Mom Seamstress” Aunty Penny is one of our Alaka’i dancers mom who has been so loyal and devoted to our group since Noelani started in 2015. She helps with all of our costumes (adjustments, hem etc) and she also helps with costume workshops. She fixes everything from headpieces to hipbands! We just absolutely love our “Aunty Penny!”

Hula Mom Seamstress @ Hawaii

Lisa Andrade has been with our dance studio since 2011 and her daughters are still dancing with the group. They started when they were in our babies class and now in our older team. We are beyond excited to have them and can’t wait to see more of Lisa’s creative ideas come to life and on to our dancers! Love her!