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Name Expertise/Interests Department


Aulani Chun

Community Service, Pilates, Dance

Area of Expertise

Dance - Ballet, Modern Dance, Musical Theater, Hula, Tahitian; Pilates - (posture and rehabilitation of all body parts including but not limited to - neck, shoulders, elbows, backs, hips, knees ankles, and feet), Zenga – Vinyasa yoga, Cardio; Community organizations - Ho'olaulea Los Angeles and San Diego. Cherry Blossom festival and Nisei week in Los Angeles and Hawaii.

Aulani Chun is a Dance instructor in the Exercise Science Department at San Diego Mesa College. She is an expert on many different types of dance – including ballet, modern dance and hula. Additionally, Ms Chun teaches Pilates and runs her own studio called "Pilates by the Bay", where she focuses on posture and rehabilitation. She works with community organizations and festivals, including the Ho'olaulea festivals in Los Angeles and San Diego, along with the Cherry Blossom festival and Nisei Week in Los Angeles and Hawaii.

Role at Mesa

Professor, Dance


  • Master of Art, California State University, Long Beach
  • Bachelor of Art, California State University, Long Beach
  • Stott Pilates Certificate



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