TIANA N. LIUFAU

creative director   x   raʻatira 

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Estella Nonosina

Reid

 

Our founder Estella "Nonosina" Reid was affectionately known as "Gram". Born in American Sāmoa (Faleniu) she eventually planted new roots in California where she built a home for the Polynesian arts to thrive. Through the medium of music & dance Nonosina has become a hub for Polynesian culture  to be taught & celebrated in California. We honor & pay tribute to our founder for creating the safe space that has become a second home to thousands of dancers. 

"E LELE LE GOGOSINA, AE MAʻAU LAVA I LE VAI"

No matter where the Nonosina may travel, it will always return home

Estella "Nonosina" Reid

G R A M

1934-2020