Nāpua Mexico, sister school to Nāpua Australia, was established in Mexico City in 1987 by Cori Malama, a devoted Hula and ‘Ori Tahiti performer and instructor. She passed on the love for the Polynesian culture to her daughter, Jocelyn Magos, who founded Nāpua Australia in 2017.
Jocelyn is a multi award-winning choreographer, solo dancer and costume designer. She has been trained under the direction of renowned instructors including Kumu Hula Keali’i Ceballos, Kumu Hula Rae Fonseca Kahikilaulani and Makau Foster.
Dancers from Nāpua have performed and competed at various International Dance Competitions such as San Jose Tahiti Fete (San Jose, United States), International Ethnic Folklore Festival (New Delhi, India), Ori Tahiti Nui Competition (Tahiti, French Polynesia) Heiva I Tahiti (Tahiti, French Polynesia) and Ori Tahiti (Mexico City, Mexico). Most recently, both groups from Australia and Mexico competed together and placed at Heiva I San Diego (San Diego, United States).