Aloha from Dawn Mahealani Douglas and Mahealani's Polynesian Entertainment in Atlanta, GA!
Aloha! I'm a hula and Tahitian dancer with traditional training at a halau in Hawaii, and I specialize in making your corporate events, neighborhood gatherings, charity events, educational programs, birthday parties, and anniversary parties extra special with the spirit of aloha (love) and ohana (family). I can design a program of dance performances, dance lessons, interactive games, and cultural lessons specifically for your event to take your guests on a journey across the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Samoa. I always provide a professional sound system and narration, and additional dancers, fire performers, live musicians/DJs, and lei greeters/caterers can be provided for any size event ranging from a solo performance to group theatrical show. Everything I do is for the purpose of sharing an appreciation of the natural world from the oceans to the land to the wildlife.
Performing over 200 shows a year across 6 states, my corporate clients include U.S. Military, Delta Air Lines, Google, Turner Broadcasting, The Home Depot, Harley-Davidson, Chick-fil-A, Zoo Atlanta, University of Georgia, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Piedmont Healthcare, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta just to name a few. You may have also seen me on CBS46 and FOX 5 Atlanta.
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I hired Dawn to perform at my mother’s 70th birthday party. My mom was born and raised on Oahu and a lot of my Hawaiian family now lives in Georgia. So we wanted to bring a little bit of the islands to Georgia. Dawn was great! She studies her art in Hawaii and then brings her Hula to us mainlanders on the east coast. She’s very professional and very easy to work with. We ran behind schedule and she was very understanding! If you want a great experience with someone who takes hula seriously, hire Dawn, you won’t regret it. - Jonathan D.
Dawn arrived early and was the most professional and personal party entertainer I have had the pleasure of working with. She arrived early, brought her own music and speaker, kept on schedule, and easily engaged audience participation. Having lived on Oahu for 20 years, I can attest her Hawaiian Hula knowledge and dance authenticity was on target-- I cannot say enough positive comments. Hire Dawn for your next hula party! EVERYONE enjoyed it-- both men and women followed Dawn's direction in delight. – Clare E.
The Georgia International Horse Park hired Dawn for the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival, an annual cultural festival that touts friendship between all countries. We never had Tahitian representation before, and Dawn did not disappoint! She was communicative prior to the date, punctual, full of energy, and a real pro on the stage. She brought an assistant and two young dancers to give our festival audience a variety of traditional dances as well as instruction and had several, beautiful costume changes. It was one of the most engaging acts we had with delightful, storytelling dance movements that really captured the essence of its origin. It was a cold day at the outdoor event (unfortunate since the day prior at the event was in the 70s), and Dawn and her dance companions braved the chilly temperatures without complaint. Dawn was a pleasure to work with, and I would not hesitate to bring her back at a future date. A tremendous thank you for the performance and for your above board, congenial attitude, Dawn! - Dawn T., Georgia International Horse Park
Dawn did two performances for my library system, and it was so much fun! I look for performers who bring something different, as well as offering educational value and lots of opportunity for participation. Dawn did all of these things. The kids loved her different costumes and seeing and hearing about dance and culture from different regions. She was upbeat, professional, and engaging for the kids. Highly recommended! --Erin H., Moultrie-Colquitt County Library