A gifted multi-dimensional emerging artist, Lomina-Meteri Araitia draws deeply from her Cook Island and Tahitian heritage and shares this generously through the forms of ura, chant and story-telling. Born and raised in the Cook Islands on the island of Rarotonga, Lomina now resides in Auckland and has since graduated with a Bachelor in Performing Arts (Pacific) from PIPA.
Here she received vigorous training in dance, drama, Pacific studies and Pacific Performance and has given powerful performances as Hecuba in Women of Troy, a creature-esque dancer in LIMA and has beautifully crafted a solo performance titled – TUMU TE VAROVARO – The Vibrations Within.
Not only is she a highly commended dancer and performer, but Lomina is also a facilitator for self-awareness and engagement practices. Her family heritage and cultural practices have greatly influenced her in how she navigates through various teaching contexts, encouraging students and individuals to engage with their deepest sense of ‘home’.