Mikaele Oloa

mikaele_bioPicMIKAELE OLOA | Instructor of Mauga Mu Fire Knife Club

Mikaele Oloa: 5 Time World Fire Knife Champion

Mikaele, the third of the Oloa Children, has begun dancing at a young age and is most known for his ground-breaking Samoan Fire Knife performances. At the age of 15, he was and is STILL the youngest competitor to have ever won the title of World Fire Knife Champion and has capabilities of dancing with up to four fire knives!

He has performed throughout the world ranging from North America–coast to coast, Samoa, Tahiti and Japan. Not only is he an award-winning Samoan Fire Knife Dancer, but he has also won many awards in Tahitian dance and drum. He is an instructor of Kalena’s and the Samoan Fire Knife Dance club: Mauga Mu, where he trains young girls and boys in the art of the dance.

In 2016, he has taken his passion for the culture to a new level and is now making Samoan fire knives, Taupou (princess) knives and boards for public purchase. Please visit our store page for more information.


 

Accolades:
• 5 Time World Fire Knife Champion
• Only Champion to have won the PCC World Title 5 times
• The youngest to win the World Title at the Polynesian Cultural Center
• The first competitor to have danced with 3 and 4 knives simultaneously
• Won in Orlando, California, Kaua’i, Maui, Oahu and Samoa
• Currently Lead Dancer for Chief’s Luau
• Previously Line Captain for Tihati’s Polynesian Show
• Performed in multiple commercials, TV shows and music videos

• 2016 – 1st Place Senior Fire Knife, World Fire Knife Championship
• 2015 – 1st Place Senior Fire Knife, Maui Fire Knife Competition
• 2012 – 1st Place Senior Fire Knife, Maui Fire Knife Competition
• 2010 – 1st Place Senior Fire Knife, World Fire Knife Championship
• 2009 – 1st Place Senior Fire Knife, World Fire Knife Championship
• 2009 – 1st Place Tahitian Solo, Mehetia Fete
• 2007 – 1st Place Senior Fire Knife, Kaua’i Polynesian Festival
• 2007 –1st Place Group Drumming (drummer), Kaua’i Polynesian Festival
• 2007 –1st Place Senior Fire Knife, 6th Annual Siva Afi Competition-Western Samoa
• 2006 – 1st Place Senior Fire Knife, World Fire Knife Championship
• 2005 – 1st Place Senior Fire Knife, World Fire Knife Championship
• 2004 – 1st Place Tahitian Solo, Ho’ike Hawaii of Orlando
• 2003 – 1st Place Tahitian Solo, Ta’urua Tahiti of Orlando
• 2003 –1st Place Tahitian Solo, Ho’ike Hawaii of Orlando
• 2002 – 1st Place Tahitian Solo, Ho’ike Hawaii of Orlando

Appearances:

Nicki Minaj’s Music Video “Starships”

Anuhea’s Music Video “Mr. Mellow”

Huggies King Commercial