AREN JUNIOR BAOA
ROLE IN RAKO:
Lead male dancer, percussion musician, Fashion production team member.
Aren Junior Baoa has been dancing since he was 9 years old and gave up
a job as an automotive engineer to become a full-time dancer with Rako
Pasefika, based in Suva, Fiji. He is of Banaban descent and dances to
keep the Banaban cultural dances alive, as well as to make his culture
known to the world.
Performing at festivals in Australia as well as Fiji has challenged and
inspired Aren to develop a hunger to share his passion of dance and
culture with many young people in the community. This has prompted him
torevive Banaban dance with youths in the community.
Aren is a quiet and soft spoken young man but in dance portrays a deep
love of cuture and his