Noelani Isabella Anderson (Noe) was born and raised on the Island of Hawai’i, where she started dancing at a young age, beginning with Hula Halau Hele le’i Pua O Waipi’o, in Hamakua. She studied theatre and Peace Studies at Chapman University in Southern California, and enjoys all aspects of the performing arts as well as local and global peace building. Noe is a singer/songwriter, actor, dancer, avid traveler, yoga instructor, massage therapist and surfer. She first became interested in art at three years old when she first began dancing Hula and her preferred medium is stage performance, because it is alive!
Noe teaches Musical Theatre at Prince Dance Institute where she also enjoys writing original shows for the Institute’s annual performances. She also practices other creative arts such as writing, painting, and dancing in her daily routines to keep her mental health top shape.
Noe is the Peer Mediation Coordinator at West Hawai’i Mediation Center, where she strives to find creative ways to bring peace building work into the classroom. She loves collaborating with fellow artists to use theatre to teach a variety of concepts including language, civics, international relations and peace building.
Noe chose to participate in the Keiki Heroes because she loves the initiative of Keiki Heroes! She loves how the organization has taken a difficult situation and circumstance (covid), and found creative ways to get keiki and community members passionate about taking care of one another and embracing our kuleana to nourish a healthy community via art, music and other resources. Her superpower is her ability to find the silver lining in situations.