Na Hale is a place where every individual is welcomed with the spirit of aloha. Here we embrace diversity, and nurture your talents. It is our passion to inspire you through music, art, and culture. It is our hope that when you come here, you meet new friends, and ohana, and build strong bonds. We strive to enrich your life and help you to blossom by offering classes, instruction, workshops, and discipline through Hawaiian principals and values. Come grow with us!
Meet founder Malia Chow. She has dedicated her life to Polynesian culture and dance, and has made the commitment to pass on the wisdom and teachings she has learned from her kupuna. "I'm deeply interested in helping individuals and the community integrate this knowledge into their daily lives. Hula is healing. Indigenous perspectives are important. Small and tangible changes in our daily lives can be vital to us and the health of our future and our planet."
Malia grew up immersed in the music, dance, and cultural practices of Native Hawaiians. Cultural accuracy, protocol, and the aloha spirit, are interwoven into her philosophy as a performing artist, musician, instructor, lecturer, and director. As a Native Hawaiian, she prides herself on her commitment to authenticity, and staying true to Hawaiian values, while integrating them into modern life. She is passionate about inspiring and enriching peoples lives through culture, music, and art; and has commited to aid in building a more diverse, creative, and conscious community in greater Milwaukee and abroad.
As the Owner and Director of an established and successful cultural production company, Hale O Malo, Productions LLC; Malia has over 20 years of experience as an innovative artist and entrepreneur. Her career began as a lead dancer, and went through a multitude of evolutionary roles including; M.C., Choreographer, Designer, Musician, Music and Dance Instructor, Lecturer, Producer, and Business Owner.
In response to numerous requests for instruction over the years, Malia now offers an array of cultural enrichment classes and workshops at Nā Hale Studios in Butler, Wisconsin. A unique and inspiring gathering place of culture, music, art, and wellness for the betterment of the community and the planet.