Currently, in his third year working towards a Bachelor of Dance studies degree at the University of Auckland, growing up in South Auckland Ankaramy (Anks) Fepuleai believes that his raw and rugged style of dance is influenced by where he is from. He started dancing at the age of 6 doing ballroom dancing under the guidance of an Uncle who danced with Candy Lane. It was until he got to high school, where he fell in love with Hip Hop dance. Before starting his degree at the University of Auckland he was a member of the original 12 man team that started ‘Brady Bunch (2015) and represented New Zealand at the World Hip-Hop dance championships (2018). He has taken his own choreographic journey and has showcased his own work ‘LALO; at the Short & Sweet festival that was awarded the ‘Peoples Choice Award, ‘Judges Choice Award’ and ‘Wallace Arts Trust Emerging Artist Award. LALO was also featured in the Moana Showcase during the 2019 season of the Pacific Dance NZ Festival.
Ankaramy is hoping to contribute more creative thinking and ideas in the Pasifika arts community and produce more original pieces using this as a foundation.