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Yamelle Martin​

Yamelle was born in New York, and raised in Florida since the age of nine years old. Soon Yamelle discovers her flourish passion for Tahitian culture. She extends her knowledge by attending workshops accross the globe. In winning the 1st place Heiva i Paris Competition 2015 along with a roundtrip to Tahiti, Yamelle finally realized her dreams of all time.For the first time she enters the prestigious "World Championship Ori Tahiti" on the motherland of Tahiti. 

Yamelle never misses the podium when it comes to enter as a soloist. She acquired trophies from Paris, Florida, Los Angeles, and Tahiti.
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2nd place Hoike i Orlando - Florida 2013
1st place Heiva i Paris - France 2015
1st place Hoike i Orlando - Florida 2015
2nd place Ori Tahiti Nui - Tahiti 2015 
1st place Hoike i Orlando - Florida 2016
2nd place Hura Tahiti - Los Angeles 2016
1st place Ito Competition - Los Angeles 2016

Her palmarès is most inspiring but also a force to reckon with. Yamelle's love for Tahitian  dance
undeniably made her a qualified  instructor
for Tahiti Tamure Dance School.

Currently, Yamelle is a
professional  performer
at the Polynesian
Disney  ​Resort.



Tylon Buendia

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and being of Phillipino and Tahitian heritage, Tylon has become one of the top male soloists in his era. 

From a young age he was raised to love and appreciate his Tahitian background from his mother Hina Mariteragi / Buendia who was also a Tahitian dancer and teacher. He later moved to Orlando to hone his skills not only as a Tahitian dancer but a Polynesian performer, dancing professionally at venues such as Sea World's Makahiki Luau and Disney's Spirit Of Aloha Luau Show.

His passion for Ori Tahiti would soon elevate his desires to compete as a soloist and did so in Heiva's such as Hura Tahiti, Heiva I San Diego and Heiva I Honolulu. In his short tenure he has already established himself as one of the nations elite male solo competitors. Some of his recent accomplishments are Heiva San Diego 2016 Overall Dancer, Mr. Heiva Paegent Winner and 1st place Tane - category 24-35yrs. Heiva I Honolulu 2015 1st place Tane soloist and Hura Tahiti 2016 2nd place Tane soloist to name a few.

Tylon now dances and teaches Ori Tahiti with Pupu O Tahiti Tamure. He performs professionally at Disney's Festival Of The Lion King as a fire knife dancer and he continues to inspire the Polynesian youth in the Orlando area to keep learning  and spreading our Polyneisan culture.