Kumu Hula Ed Collier
He was born in Honolulu, 1940 and he has been teaching hula for over 50 years and is the kumu hula of Halau O Na Pua Kukui located in Kalihi, Honolulu.
He first started to teach children hula in the 1960’s at St. John’s Church in Kalihi.
Afterward he studied with Henry Mo'ikeha Pa for about 4 years, and was trained strictly to be a kumu hula, to creates his own hula.
He has done many shows in Waikiki as a professional dancer.Age 42 to 65,he taught hula and Hawaiian culture at 'Iolani School, aprestigious private school on ‘Oahu.
After his retirement from 'Iolani School, he continues to teach both his halau and is often in Japan,judging competitions,performing in shows,and teaching hula where he shares his aloha.
His knowledge of the hula is held steadfast by those he teaches.His smile and personality is unforgettable.