My name Sunny "Lehua" Purcell. Im currently the proud owner & director of 'Mahana Dance Company' in California. Because I currently reside in Utah, I wanted to personally extend my talent to you fine folks in the mid-west!
My specialities are FIRE DANCING (fire poi balls, burning coconuts, torches), Hawaiian/hula, Tahitian, and New Zealand. Im a big hit with kids, and events that are looking for a pop of tropical entertainment. I aim to bring authentic vibrant costumes, upbeat routines, and engaging story-telling at each show.
Looking for more than 1 dancer? I team up with only the best and most authentic groups in Utah to deliver shows of 7+ dancers, live band, drummers, etc.
We hosted our first luau event complete with dancers, Hawaiian cuisine, and music. Our staff and students had a blast. Sunny and Rex were great at engaging with the crowd!
we were very excited with the dances and would most definitely invite them back .
Our guests loved the performance from Mahana Utah. The two female performers arrived on time and were pleasant to work with. Their costumes were beautiful and the dances they presented fun to watch. We loved the audience participation on the dance instruction. Great value and great service! Thank you again!
The group was very professional and beautiful to watch. Our employees all loved the show, especially the crowd participation ones. Thanks Mahana for your services.
Thank you so much I felt like I was in the islands. Jena's performance was nothing less then amazing. She was warm, beautiful, and talented. She was not only on time she was a half hour early and prepared with everything.
I would hire term them again for any party. Great entertainment and customer service.
Price Range: $150-6000
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
Phone Number: Call
Looking for more than 1 dancer? I network with the most authentic groups here in Utah (literally...many have moved here STRAIGHT from Hawaii!) that meet my standard of professionalism and authenticity (sorry, but there are many tacky, wanna-be Polynesian groups here in Utah). I book on their behalf and can deliver bigger shows up to 8+ dancers, live band, drummers, etc.
Although Im now a proud ONE WOMAN SHOW, I have also performed several events here in Utah since 2013 including Verizon Wireless in West Vally, Hokulia Shave Ice, Southwest Airlines, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Treehouse Children's Museum in Ogden, Traverse Mountain Association in Lehi, Utah's Department of Public Safety, and scores of weddings, birthdays, and senior homes.
In addition to running my dance company in California, I am of Samoan heritage, a choreographer, costume designer, and have performed at world famous Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii.
(For more resume/info on Lehua, check out www.mahanadancecompany.com)
Past Booked Events
|April 18, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Campus Event|
|June 16, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|August 27, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Fundraiser|
Polynesian islands represented - Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Influences & Inspiration
Hawaiian Hula Company, Malu Productions, Polynesian Cultural Center