Tapo was blessed to be born into a very talented family on the island of Mo'orea, French Polynesia. Growing up there, he experienced the vital education that was necessary to perpetuate the "Ma'ohi" culture of his people. Besides providing professional local entertainment in Tahiti as a solo and group artist, he has also traveled internationally as a professional dancer. He now lives in Nevada State and is a Ra'atira of his own pupu ote'a "Apato'erau"
Aunty Manu was born and raised in Kukui'ula, Kaua’i of pure Hawaiian ancestry on Hawaiian traditions and customs. She danced under Uncle Joseph Kahaulelio, Aunty Pauline Kekahuna, and many others. Aunty has entertained with Marie Terangi's family (Paumotu) for many years and has also taught classes in Papeete, Tahiti. She now resides in Washington as a Kumu Hula of Halau O' Lono. Aunty is the founder of "Manuiki Foundation" and is a well-known adjudicator around the United States.