Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies


  • Visual Artists

    • Jane Bautani
      Jane Bautani

      Jane loved singing ever since she was a little girl, singing and developing her vocal skills in church. She joined Pasifika Voices in 2015 and since then has broadened her performance skills and has taken up numerous singing roles in various stage musicals such as Malaga: Solomon Islands and Broadway Fiji. She sings to inspire,... [More]

    • Adi Vasiti Nakautoga
      Adi Vasiti Nakautoga

      Adi Vasiti is freshly out of high school enjoying her gap year before she starts her tertiary studies. She has always been a  passionate and talented singer and during  her childhood sang in church. She is very excited to learn and further develop her skills with Pasifika Voices. Outside of Pasifika Voices, she sings with the... [More]

    • Ani Lewaniu Simpson
      Ani Lewaniu Simpson

      Ani is a strong Soprano singer with a classical background in music and she hails from Namosi with maternal links to Vanuabalavu, Lau, Fiji. She has been in Pasifika Voices since 2012 and has performed and toured in productions such as Moana 2013, Malaga Brisbane 2014 and Malaga Honiara 2016. She was part of the recording team... [More]

    • Dan John Fox
      Dan John Fox

      At a young age Dan John Fox developed a passion towards the performing arts,especially in the music side.  His family played quite a crucial role in the development of his dreams, being surrounded by his uncles and cousins, he learnt to sing and play musical instruments. In 2007, he enrolled in the Fiji Institute of... [More]

    • Etueni Tagivakatini
      Etueni Tagivakatini

      Etu is passionate about dancing because he believes that the Performing Arts are one of the most powerful mediums of communication. He strives to be an actor and a dance choreographer, hoping that one day he will debut his own dance production at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies. This young talented... [More]

    • Hosea John Salvation
      Hosea John Salvation

      Hosea hails from the beautiful island of Kadavu with maternal links to Vanuabalavu, Lau, Fiji. He attended Dudley High School and the Christian Outreach College. He was a Kaila contestant in 2016 and won third place. Hosea is passionate about and continues to cultivate his skills in filmography and photography, and loves to... [More]

    • Ilisapeci Marau Buinimasi (Peci)
      Ilisapeci Marau Buinimasi (Peci)

      Peci hails from the Island of Matuku, Lau with maternal links to Vanua Levu (Fiji). The power of music has been one of the driving forces in her life because where words fail, music speaks. She was a member of Pasifika Voices from 2011-2014, and has rejoined the choir in 2016. Peci has performed and toured in productions such... [More]

    • Josateki Naituku Nailati
      Josateki Naituku Nailati

      Josateki “Teki” hails from the Tailevu province, on the eastern side of Viti Levu, the biggest island in Fiji. He started singing and composing from a very young age honing his talent in church and now developing his skills further with Pasifika Voices. He recently graduated with Bachelors in Science. Teki has learnt from a... [More]

    • Juki Fong
      Juki Fong

       Juki is a recent high school graduate and is developing his skills in singing and performance with Pasifika Voices. He was a Kaila Contestant, a national talent competition  in 2016 and since then has shifted his focus into developing his talent. He loves playing video games, eating and baking.

    • Katalina Fotofili
      Katalina Fotofili

      Katalina initially enrolled into the BSc program in Chemistry and Mathematics at the University of the South Pacific prior to discovering the Oceania Dance Theatre where she found a platform to express herself. There are many social issues that have impacted humanity negatively and through her work Katalina is reminded that... [More]

    • Matelita Lusiana Gonerogo Bale
      Matelita Lusiana Gonerogo Bale

      Lusi has been a member of Pasifika Voices choir since 2008 and sings alto.  She loves to inspire, empower & impact young people through music and dance. The following are a list of the productions that she has been a part of: Vasu (Fiji Women of Power), Carmen Production in 2009, performed locally and then in New Caledonia,... [More]

    • Nisimere Bola
      Nisimere Bola

      As a child, Nisimere remembers dancing to any rhythm or beat played over the radio, including promotional jingles. She was inspired by her older sister, who was a former member of the Oceania Dance Theatre, to join the group after completing high school. Nisimere believes that every young person has the ability and talent to... [More]

    • Paula Liga
      Paula Liga
      Wood Carver

      Paula has been carving since he was a young boy in Fulaga, in the Lau Islands of Fiji. Fulaga is known throughout Fiji for its long tradition of highly-skilled wood carvers. Paula’s father was a carver, and Paula learnt how to carve tanoa, war clubs and figures from watching him. He moved to Suva in 1965 and continued... [More]

    • Paulini Toroca Sekikorolevu Bautani
      Paulini Toroca Sekikorolevu Bautani

      Paulini hails from Nananu, Tailevu (Fiji) and sings soprano and alto. She has been a member of Pasifika Voices since 2011 and has participated in various productions such as Pacific Arts Festival, Vaka- The Birth of a Seer, Drua- Wave of Fire, Karmen, Moana- The Rising of the Sea, Broadway Fiji and Moana Rua. These dance/music... [More]

    • Ratu Ilaitia Claymon Hills (Elijah)
      Ratu Ilaitia Claymon Hills (Elijah)

       Elijah is a singer/songwriter and dancer and is a powerful first tenor. He is a Sunday school teacher and loves working with young people. He was a member of Pasifika Voices in 2009-2012 and has rejoined the choir in 2017. He has  graduated from The University of the South Pacific with a Bachelors degree in Law and... [More]

    • Ratulevu Soronakadavu Tora
      Ratulevu Soronakadavu Tora

      Ratulevu has been with the Oceania Dance Theatre since 2001 and has collaborated and performed with numerous international choreographers including Richard Digoue (Niyan Dance Theatre, New Caledonia), Lucy Landon Lane ( Australia), Cathy Livermore (New Zealand), Celina Vada (Australia), and Nirmala (India). He sees the... [More]

    • Roland Christian McCaig
      Roland Christian McCaig

      Roland hails from the Polynesian island of Rotuma. He realised he had a passion for singing and for performances when he was in high school singing for the Suva Secondary Schools Music Festival. He has been  part of Pasifika Voices since 2011 and since then has been  part of a number of stage musicals and dance/drama... [More]

    • Salome Vuninai Baravilala
      Salome Vuninai Baravilala

      Salome is 22 and has been passionate about music since she was 3 years old. This young woman sings a soulful alto and has recently joined Pasifika Voices in 2017. She has accomplished much in her music career: HIV/AIDS, a dance/ drama production for the Pacific Youth Festival 2009, Young Musso’s Acclaim 2009, Give Back to Fiji... [More]

    • Sorpapelu Tipo Fatiaki
      Sorpapelu Tipo Fatiaki
      Choreographer/Dancer/Costume Designer

      For Pelu, dance is a beautiful expression of who he is and it allows him to know his feminine self more. He is no stranger to the arts scene in the Pacific having choreographed for a number of dance groups across the region and collaborated with local and international choreographers. Pelu loves classical music and uses this... [More]

    • Taufa Vakacokaivalu
      Taufa Vakacokaivalu

      Taufa hails from the province of Naitasiri and just recently joined Pasifika Voices in 2017,  singing soprano. She was a student at Conservatorium of Music (COM) and has completed her Diploma level.  During her music career with COM she has toured to Russia, USA (Las Vegas) and China (Xining). Taufa has a kind spirit and... [More]

    • Vic Levand
      Vic Levand

      Vic is an American from Cleveland, Ohio and he sings tenor and bass in the choir. He earned his college degree from Kent State University where he majored in Russian language translation. He has been a member of Pasifika Voices choir since 2016 and has performed in productions such as Malaga Solomons 2016 as well as singing in... [More]

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