Aimee Sato

I'm a hula dancer, nurtured by the wailua of Kauaʻi and currently fed by the pōʻaihale rains of Kahaluʻu, Oʻahu. My journey began with Hālau ʻŌhiʻa as a learner in the first cohort of 2016, in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. Now I hold the role of Kua Administrative Alakaʻi for Lonoa Honua LLC, acting as the kua (backbone) for the programs: Hālau ʻŌhiʻa, Ulu Ka ʻŌhiʻa, and Oli Honua. I've also received a MS degree in Botany at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, with a focus in biocultural restoration of tropical dry forests. Fun fact! My moʻokūʻauhau (genealogy) traces back to the samurai warriors of the Yukawa clan. I proudly carry the warrior intention into protecting and stewarding the ʻāina of Hawaiʻi that has nurtured me from birth.