CHARLENE OLOA | Choreography, Marketing & Media Operations
Charlene is the eldest child of Evelyn and Isitolo Oloa and has been dancing since the age of 3. She has competed throughout the United States and has won first place in Tahitian dance and drumming in Florida, California and Kaua’i. In 2009, she took over the Kalena’s dance and entertainment company located in Orlando, FL as the lead director and instructor before she relocated back to Hawaii in February 2015. In 2016, her choreography won the school 3rd place in Tahitian Group Dance at the 2016 Heiva i Honolulu in O’ahu, HI.
In July 2015, she founded Kolila Beast Clothing, because she felt the Polynesian Community– specifically the dance community– deserved more representation in the field of Urban Fashion and Fitness. You can check out her products on ShopKalenas.com.
In September 2017, she moved back to Orlando to officially take over ownership of the business and assist Lucille Ebalo in the development of the classes as well as re-develop the luau entertainment services of the group. She plans on taking what she learned in Hawaii to make a stronger luau program rich in choreography and art!
• Master’s Degree in Operations Management
• Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media Production
• Associates Degree in Web Design
• 2009 Cast Member of “Polynesian Fire” located in Ohio
• 2006 Became a lead dance instructor for KPO Orlando
• 2009 – 15 Operated KPO Orlando
• 2015 Moved to Hawaii and assisted in choreography and dance instruction
• 2015 Began Kolila Beast Clothing Company
• 2017 Took over ownership of KPO Orlando
• 2014 – 1st Place Group Tahitian (Ori Metua), Ho’ike Hawaii of Orlando
• 2012 – 1st Place Group Tahitian (Ori Metua), Ho’ike Hawaii of Orlando
• 2011 – 1st Place Group Tahitian (Ori Metua), Ho’ike Hawaii of Orlando
• 2009 – 1st Place Tahitian Solo, Ho’ike Hawaii of Orlando
• 2007 – 1st Place Tahitian Solo, Kaua’i Polynesian Festival
• 2006 – 1st Place Hawaiian Oli, Ho’ike Hawaii of Orlando
• 2006 – 1st Place Tahitian Solo, Ho’ike Hawaii of Orlando
• 2005 – 1st Place Group Tahitian Drum (drummer), 1st Annual Hura Tahiti Fete – CA