Welcome to Piko Dance Arts
Live It. Express It.
Who We Are
Premiere Performing Artists
Piko Dance Arts is recognized in the Hawai‘i region and beyond. PDA captivates the hearts of audiences locally and internationally with a variety of quality performances and shows.
Award Winning Directing Team:
Sami L.A. Akuna (aka Cocoa Chandelier)
Kara Jhalak Miller
Jhalak Dance Company
StRaNgE FrUiT XPrEsS
Piko Dance Arts is a 2020 MAP Fund Grantee and a recipient of
for the 2022 production of Walking on Eggshells
"Our live performances utilize dance, theatre, video projection, storytelling, inclusion of sculptures and photography, and the creation of audio scores, all of which we are the movement illustrators and designers. Our deep critical thought process emerges from a hive mind approach. This involves bouncing ideas back and forth to allow collaborative members to be fluid and explore what motivates us. Social and cultural components relative to our personal backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, and the place of Hawai‘i are integral to our mission. Recognizing land space, honoring and clearing space to be creative, and asking for the space to allow us to be present in said spaces is important to our projects. We specialize in playing with movement and theatre improvisation for performance in site particular places both creating live performance art works together and alongside one another."