Lahela Kaaihue is a Kumu Hula on the island of Oahu in Honolulu, Hawai’i. She began her Hula instruction with Aunty Maiki Aiu at the age of five. She would be the youngest of the female dancers that participated in the very first uniki of Maiki Aiu.
Lahela’s Halau Lamalani Hula Academy won the Merrie Monarch Kane Auana Division 1st Place in 1984, 2nd Place in 1985 and took 3rd Place in 1986.
Most Recently she has been a judge for the past two years at the prestigious Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo, Hawai’i.