Erica Beth Cummins
Tahitian teacher Erica Beth studied the art of Polynesian dance in Southern California from the age of 10. She learned traditional hula called “Kahiko” and “Auana” under Kumu Hula Sissy Kaio at Hula Halau O’ Lilinoe in Southern California. Love of her Polynesian culture began as a child when she ﬁrst saw a photo of her Aunt performing in a traditional Tahitian costume. Her family’s Hawaiian ancestry leads back to the name Kamaka; handmaiden to Queen Liliuokalani.
From this imbedded love of her culture, she put it to practice through performance and competition. She studied and worked thorougly with her mentor Lammé Malunao and has performed for private events,parties, luaus, and weddings. She has traveled to Hawaii for performances and events. She also won ﬁrst place in Orlando Florida at the Ho’ike Hawai’i Ori Tahiti competition as a soloist.
Now living full time in Lake Arrowhead with her husband and three sons, she hopes to
share her love of dance not only with children for education, but women as well for ﬁtness!