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Founder of Tina's Ports of Paradise Dance Production
Tina Vainuku (lovingly and respectfully known as "Auntie Tina"), our group founder, former instructor and leader, and a performer from the age of 5, continually displays her lifetime of experience through her group's performances. Tina's Ports of Paradise has toured Canada and the USA for many years, including such places as The Hong Kong Inn and Ventura Theater in Ventura, California, The Valley Club and Birnam Wood Country Club in Montecito, California, The Bacara and Fess Parker Resort in Santa Barbara, California, The OceanView Pavillion in Port Hueneme, California, The Shangri-La Resort in Afton, Oklahoma, The Hawaiian Restaurant in S.L.C., Utah, the Royal Inn in Abilene, Texas, Executive Hotel in Oxford, Alabama, Mission Hills Resort in Missouri, the Kewadin Casinos in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan, the Shooting Star Casinos in Mahnomen, Minnesota, and is a star attraction each year at the Ventura County Fair, as well as many Polynesian festivals in and out of California. Tina, and her amazing group of dancers and musicians have wowed audiences and students at performances and workshops at many Universities, Colleges, High Schools, Jr. High Schools, and Elementary Schools throughout the mainland USA.
Through focus, hard work, and heart-filled dedication, Tina's Ports of Paradise continuously strives to provide our audiences of all ages and all heritages a wonderfully memorable experience of the beautiful Pacific Island cultures, sharing with all the customs, traditions, fashions, songs, dances, island legends, history, music, and most of all the spirit of Polynesia.
Thank you for your interest in Tina's Ports of Paradise. We look forward to the opportunity to share a little of Polynesia's paradise with you.
Mahalo & Fa'afetai!