Alexia Iwamoto

Alexia Iwamoto (Kana Shadow), born and raised in Hilo, Hawai‘i,  is currently a junior at Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi High School. Her daily activities include, ballet, tap, jazz, and hula classes; she has also done other activities such as taiko, gymnastics, tennis, Tahitian, and Okinawan arts, all of which she has enjoyed profusely. She has appeared as Juliet, in Romeo, you Idiot, has had several parts in The Greek Mythology Olympiganza, West Side Story as a Jet girl, and has performed in many ballet, tap, jazz, hula, and taiko performances.  She has also been an emcee for her Elementary School’s Hō‘ike.  She plans to go into the school Business Academy. This is her first time participating in a hō‘ike, and she’s embodying the role of one of Kana’s shadows.  She was blessed to receive the opportunity to be one of twenty fortunate students to take this show to Edinburgh, Scotland to perform at the American High School Theater Festival.  There, she desires to learn about Scottish culture and its similarities and differences to Hawaiian culture as well as about all the historic sites.  Along this journey, she would not only like to learn from the ‘āina, but from the people around her.  It is her hope to learn from the people about their daily lives and from the other actors participating at the Fringe. She plans to improve her prowess in leadership, teamwork, and responsibility so that she can better prepare herself for what the future has in store.  She would like to give her warmest mahalo to her mother, father, and older sister who have enthusiastically supported her in all her passions along with everyone who has made the chance to share Hawaiian culture on a worldwide scale happen.