Leogite, grew up on Raiatea, one of the
most beautiful and sacred islands of French Polynesia better known as “the
islands of Tahiti”. Growing up, she discovered a passion for dancing,
ironically started with hip hop and jazz, but ultimately she could not stray
away from her Polynesian roots, therefore Tahitian Ori (dance) became her
favorite and focus.
the past six years Carol has been performing professionally around the
tri-state area with Makalina Abalos-Gallagher and Tamara Hernandez-Bejar in
their performance groups Lei Pasifika and Tabu. She has performed at an array
of public and private events including Mayor Bloomberg’s Asian Heritage
Festival at Gracie Mansion, the opening for the Arts and Dance of Oceania at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC Dance Parade, and many more.
last year she started choreographing her own pieces, maintaining traditional
style while adding a touch of intercultural flair influenced by the diversity
of New York City. Carol’s dedication to Tahitian arts and culture is reflected
not only in her dancing but also through her role as Tahitian costumes designer
for their group preserving the traditional look with a modern twist.
is proud to have become an ambassador for Tahiti by promoting and sharing the
island spirit and knowledge of the beautiful exotic cultures of Polynesia as a
Tahitian dance instructor at Lotus Music & Dance, a cultural space
preserving traditional dances in New York City.