PU-LANI Carlson

MUSICAL THEATER, ballet, tap, jazz

Ms. Pu-Lani dance experience spans over 30 years. Pu-Lani has trained at Betty Johnston's Dance Studio, Performing Arts Academy in Michigan, as well as at Broadway Dance Center, & the Joffrey Ballet Dance Studio in New York, NY. Pu-Lani has received her Grade III Cecchetti certification and holds a B.A. in Dance from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Pu-Lani has danced professionally with Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Ging Production, Mopo Bears Production, Center Dance Ensemble and "5 Degreez of Danze" Modern Dance Company. Pu-Lani was also featured in the 2002 Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Half-Time Show and in the 2006 4th of July Frisco Freedom Festival at Pizza Hut Park, home of the FC Dallas Soccer team.

Pu-Lani's awards include first recipient of the Jim Rixie Memorial Dance Scholarship from Performing Arts Academy, Oakland University Dance Scholarship, Finalist for the Ririe/Woodberry Scholarship from the American College Dance Festival Association and Outstanding Dance Major at Oakland University by the National Dance Association.  Allocates also include, "2013 Continental Whos Who" in her achievements and excellence in Dance and Small Business entrepreneurship. Most recently, June 2016 - by LIVING MAGAZINE, nominated from its readers, "BEST dance studio" for local businesses.

Pu-Lani has choreographed and performed in dance ministry productions at Faith Church, Hope Church, Woodside Bible Church, Kensington Community Church, NewStart Church, the Journey Church and Frisco First United Methodist Church to Christian artists including Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Kathy Tricolli, Twila Paris, Michael W. Smith, Rich Mullins, Mercy Me, Mary Mary, Avalon, the Afters, Brandon Heath, Toby Mac, Big Daddy Weave and countless other contemporary Artists.

When Pu-Lani isn't dancing, she enjoys spending time with her 3 children and friends as well as pursuing her love of photography, outreach ministry and poetry.