Kumu Kathy Ralar

Kumu Hula

• Kathryn Holoaumoku Ralar

Kathryn Holoaumoku Ralar, born April 25, 1960. Attended the Kamehameha Schools from Kindergarten thru Graduation in 1978. She received her teaching certificate for hula in 1979 from Aunty Emma Sharpe, therefore becoming one of Aunty Emmaʻs Alakaʻi. In 1981 Holoaumoku accepted the position of Hula teacher to the children of the Napili Kai Foundation. And upon Auntyʻs passing in 1984, she became Kumu Hula for the continuing of Auntyʻs Halau. She has now taught and shared the hula for over 34 years and continues to enjoy her students of all ages and nationalities.

She has been recognized thru the years as she was Moi Wahine (Queen) of the Aloha Week Court in 1991 & 1992. Holoaumoku was a judge at the Hula O Na Keiki & the Ku Mai Ka Hula Competitions and other prestigious events. She has served as the President of the Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club and Board member and is currently the Maui Council President. She is also the second Vice President of the Maui Chapter of Hale O Nä Ali’i o Hawai’i.

Most important to her is that she is a member of the renowned Farden family and continues to share her love for the hula as she carries on her family’s legacy.


Napili Kai Foundation

Kincaid Kupahu, Lead Guitar; Eddie Ralar Sr., Ukulele; Kalei Jaramillo, Kumu/Polynesian Dances; Kathy Holoaumoku Ralar, Kumu Hula/Manager; Rance Villarimo, Kumu Hula/Boys; Edsel Ralar Jr., Bass Guitar.

• Kalei Jaramillo

• Rance Villarimo




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