About Us

Ke Aloha ‘O Ka Hula, which means “The Love of Hula,” is a Hawaiian performing arts group that was established in April 2006 in the Inland Empire, California. Our group is dedicated to the preservation of the Hawaiian culture, through authentic Hula and music. We have performed privately and publicly throughout the state of California, Arizona and Nevada, and at festivals, fairs and cultural events. We are committed to the perpetuation of the history of Hawai’i and Polynesia through dance, music and culture.

Ke Aloha ‘O Ka Hula is under the direction of Norma Jean (Kaleikaumaka) Santos, or Kalei for short. Kalei teaches Polynesian classes, workshops, and cultural arts and crafts. Originally from the tiny Island of Saipan in the Micronesian Islands, Kalei has been dancing in local festivals, private and public events, and charity functions. She has studied under various master hula teachers (Kumu Hula) in California as well as in Texas and Hawai’i. Her training and experience consist of The E Hula Mau Competition in Long Beach, CA and numerous productions throughout California and Hawai’i, including the Olympics of all hula competitions, The Merrie Monarch Hula Competition on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Kalei has been teaching, choreographing and competing since 1998.