Ilima Young-Dunn



Ilima Young-Dunn has been performing Polynesian dance professionally since 2000. She first learned from her aunties who live in Waimanalo, Hawai'i. Ms. Young-Dunn was born and raised in Iowa but has ethnic ties to Hawai'i. She enjoys teaching hula and helping dispel myths that people may have about the dance and the Hawaiian culture. She has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa and has been a professor at DMACC in the Human Service Program since 2005. Ms. Young-Dunn’s goals when conducting a workshop are to both educate and to entertain.