Roselle Keli’ihonipua Bailey is a representative of Hawaiian culture and history.
Roselle is a kumu hula, one of the great old hula masters. She is intimately familiar with all facets of Hawaii’s culture, and she lives this knowledge in her daily life.
Roselle Keli’ihonipua Bailey grew up in Lahaina, Maui. Her parents’ home was still strongly influenced by Hawaiian culture. She learned hula at a very early age and established her halau (hula school) in the 1970s and the Ka’Imi Na’auao O Hawaii Nei Institute in 1977. She did this to add more weight to her great task of restoring dignity to Hawaiian culture and to organize cultural (exchange) projects in Hawaii and other regions of the world.