Malia’Kekia has been described as a “Vibrational Activist” from how she holds space while facilitating. She believes that who we are is built from how we decide to get up from our struggle, not the struggle itself. She is extremely passionate and dedicated to the work of B4 and has devoted her life to reinforce the necessity of play, vulnerability and buoyancy in today's world.
As a Native Hawaiian Malia'Kekia resonates with her indigenous roots, bringing Aloha (Breath to breath - the inpouring and outpouring of spirit) into every space she holds. She believes acknowledging where we are from and what has come before us helps make conscious choices in where we are going. This belief underpins her teaching within B4.
A natural creator, Malia’Kekia is an internationally touring teaching artist and actress. She graduated as Salutatorian from New World School Of the Arts with a BFA in Music Theater. Malia'Kekia is a proud member of Actors Equity. Her original one woman show “My Lips Are Sealed” premiered Off-Broadway in the Women At Work festival 2014. Malia’Kekia is a long standing artist with Artspot Educational Theater (Buenos Aires, Argentina) fostering the english language through theater across South America and Taiwan. She is currently the Associate Artistic Director for JCC Maccabi Artsfest. Malia'Kekia has performed and facilitated workshops for thousands of students across the globe, from Mexico City to Taipei.
Her journey for the past ten years through North America and Asia has lead her to training, inspiration, teaching and creative performance by exploration in the worlds of:
New World School of The Arts (Acting, Dance, Voice, Physical Theater)
American Theater Wing SpringboardNYC (Community Building)
Perry Mansfield School of Performing Arts (Music Theater)
Mahi Yoga Centre (Meditation, Hatha, Vinyasa)
Devvrat Yoga Sangha (Art of Teaching)
Nadine Lee (Tantra Yoga)
Beginning as a dancer (jazz, modern, ballet, contemporary, tap, music theater) Malia'Kekia quickly evolved into a choreographer. After twelve years of experience she has choreographed over a hundred musicals and players from the Miami Heat basketball team in the Juice Foundation “Fashion For A Cause” event. She began stilt walking professionally in 2015.
Malia’Kekia is an RYT (200 hour) certified yoga and meditation instructor from Mahi Yoga Centre in Dharamsala, India. Dharamsala holds the home temple of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Malia'Kekia was very fortunate to attend the teachings of the Dalai Lama during her studies in the Himalayas and was deeply moved by these experiences. She infuses these teachings with her facilitating as tools of light in children’s psychiatric hospitals, drug rehabilitation centers, educational institutes, and private coachings.
Training: BFA (Music Theater) New World School of the Arts (Miami, FL), Mahi Yoga Centre (Dharamsala, India), Devvrat Yoga Sangha (Dharamsala, India) Perry Mansfield School of the Performing Arts (Steamboat Springs, CO) , Temple of the Womb Tantra Yoga (Bali, Indonesia), American Theater Wing SpringboardNYC (New York City, NY)