Kealoha Ferreira

This is a picture of Kealoha with her back to the viewer in a pose with her right hand up and face turned upwards."

Photo: Laichee Dorothy

Kealoha Ferreira is a Native Hawaiian, Filipino, Chinese dance artist from Nuʻuanu, Oʻahu. She has been living in Mnisota (Dakota for Minnesota) since 2011 and dancing with Ananya Dance Theatre (ADT) since 2013. In 2018, Kealoha was named ADT’s first artistic associate and co-leader of its St. Paul home, the Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice, where she teaches classes, hosts events, and conducts social justice dance-making residencies with local high schools and youth organizations. Since the stay-at-home order began, Kealoha has been teaching movement classes virtually. She offers six classes per week, all of which are free of charge. If you would like to join in a class or would like more information, email Kealoha at

Follow Kealoha on Instagram: @feraira11

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