lane Tavo is Rako Pasefika's new Associate Artistic Director. This new young leadership paved the way for Rako's future. lane is from Else'e, Malha'a and Hapmafau, Itu'ti'u in Rotuma.
He began his journey in the Arts as a dancer and has continued to expand his knowledge and skills through other art forms such as music, visual art, film and photography. He has travelled around the world sharing his passion and culture. As a part of Rako Pasefika, he has developed his dance and other art forms into a blend of contemporary and traditional practices.
He is a very versatile dancer as he is skilled in a variety ofgenres of dance including traditional, contemporary, basic circus, and fire dance. In 2020, lane was recruited into New Zealand School of Dance after participating in their Tu Move programme. In 2021, he enrolled into the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts where he developed his skills in ballet, contemporary dance, jazz and deepened his understanding of the importance of cultural identity and shaped his vision of his career and life message.
He graduated with a Diploma in performing arts majoring in dance and is currently studying at the QUT in Bachelor of Creative Industries majoring in Sound, Music and Dance.
lane's vision is to create an awareness amongst Pasifika and indigenous youth about the importance of their heritage, as well as to spread the message of freedom of expression through the arts and creativity.
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