Meet the Staff: Hoku Pavao

Assistant Artistic Director

Hoku Pavao Jones is a graduate of Baldwin High School and the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City. Since returning to Maui to perform in MAPA’s Educational Theatre tour show, We Call Dem Slippahs, Hoku has been seen in a variety of roles (including Gigi in Miss Saigon and Jovie in Elf). In recent years, Hoku has branched out and begun to develop her directing skills as well. For the last 5 years, she has served as MAPA’s Front Office Administrator & Academy Registrar. Recently Hoku has taken on a new and important role in the organization as MAPA’s Assistant Artistic Director.

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