On the strength of her experiences and more of her transgenerational legacy, she proudly danced on the Polynesian Cultural Center scenes in Hawaii, at age 16. She travelled the world conquering people’s heart scene after scene.
Later, she founded her dance group and school, she named « Tamariki Poerani », in tribute to her home island, Hao, where it said to be the first place where they had been fishing the original pearls… so much beauty was emanating from these jewels that people would call them « pearls from the sky » (or heaven).
She was able to share the immense knowledge and experiences she had integrated. Harmony, sense of rhythm, gestures, tonicity, presence in the look, feeling the words of the song, etc., these had been watchwords of Makau’s teachings.