An excellent event. I couldn't' have been more pleased. What a wonderful, talented and dedicated group.
Hana Entertainment is a fun, professional Polynesian show team mixed with other types of performing talent located in Ogden, UT. If you like what you see with Hana Entertainment, we will match other similar quotes to earn your business.
Tatau Afi are our professionally licensed & insured Samoan Fire-Knife Performers. Tatau in Samoan means Tattoo... what most people haven't heard before is that Tatau also means Alignment or Balance.
Hana Entertainment & Tatau Afi provide a great service in sharing rich cultural dances of the Polynesian islands throughout Utah, Idaho, Colorado Nevada & Montana. Travel can also be arranged to other States nationwide as well as to other countries. Don't forget we also have aerialists & other types of performing talent from our Studio!
History & Background
The founders of Hana Entertainment & Tatau Afi, Joseph Cancilla, Tara Cancilla & Lineah Yapias officially started the company in Utah in 2017. It started out as a passion for dancing & for their Samoan & Tongan & Polynesian heritage when they were young & for wanting their own kids to grow up in their culture. Joseph & Lineah have been Polynesian dancing since they were 3 years old. Joseph first started spinning the Samoan Fire-Knife when he was 12 years old! Tara Cancilla has been training in jazz, ballet & hip hop since she was little as well. Has performed with the Utah Jazz, the NFL, Disneyland, Freedom Blast, Stadium of Fire & they used to travel & perform on Cruise ships all growing up. She is also a specialized Choreographer.
We have 8 female Polynesian dancers, 6 fire-knife dancers, 3 Live Drummers, 4 aerialist performers, 4 Acrobats, 2 Jazz Dancers, 2 Latin Dancers & Instructors & 2 Belly Dancers. Our team is constantly growing, practicing & up-leveling our skills to bring the best entertainment to you!
Hana Entertainment is unique in that we provide a performance package that fits any consumer's needs. Whether you're a Company asking for a large show, or a back yard party, custom packages are offered that fit exactly what you're looking for.
Hana Entertainment also offers to help coordinate catering with our trusted catering partners. You can also ask about hosting your special event at our Studio for up to 100 people in Ogden, UT! It's already approved for fire indoors!