CHILDREN OF THE ISLANDS - SEILALA TOFU
SEILALA OLIANA NOANEILANI TOFU
Upcoming artist & actress
My love of performing came from both sides of my family! My Dad was a dancer and my Grandma Mafuli Sua was a singer.
When I was about 2 years old I would sing and perform around my Grandpa Afereti Tanielu's home. He would clap for me and tell me to keep singing & that one day I would be the next superstar.
(Love and miss my Grandpa Tanielu who passed when I was 3 years old.)
My mom actually signed up my sister & I in the Utah Pageant last minute. We have never been in a pageant or to a pageant before and so we were a bit nervous, but my mom assured us we would do great! We didn't have any pageant dresses so we wore our Sunday best dress.
I performed a song from a Disney movie, Anastasia. The song is called "Once upon a December!"
This experience was amazing! I was so excited when they announced my name. I didn't think I could win, but I will never forget this beautiful moment shared with my mom and sister.
Yes I am a part of a Polynesian dance group based in St. George, Utah. It is called Te Fano O Te Ra.
My Aunty Malia Tafua is my instructor and she is very passionate & dedicated with teaching her students.
My favorite is learning all the different island culture dancing.
I first learned tahitian dancing and started competing in Hura Tahiti events.