Rachelle Amparo (Director) Rachelle Amparo performed throughout high school and college while pursuing her career in teaching theatre. She grew up in Hawaii and attended University of Hawaii Manoa, where she earned her Bachelor of Education degree in 1996 and Master of Arts Youth Theatre Degree in 2000. She is a Hawaii state certified and licensed Drama and Theatre teacher and has been teaching in the DOE school system since 1997. She created and developed the theatre program at Kapolei High School as well as co-created PACK in 2005. Since then has directed and co-directed over 35 productions including: musicals, Shakespeare plays, competitions and traveling shows. All with the support of her loving husband, family and most of all God.
Elika Santos (Vocal Director) was born and raised in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. Elika is the owner of LES Studios, where for 15 years he’s taught vocal performance to all ages. Elika is also an entertainer onboard the Holland America Cruise Lines, where he performs his own solo shows around the world. He has been musical directing with PACK since 2008.
Leslea Kamalani (Choreographer) owns Xpress LLC, offering dance classes from Keiki to professional. At Kapolei High School she currently teaches Creative Dance and Choreographs for Musical Theater. Teaching and Choreographing for PACK provides her further opportunity to raise a standard of excellence on the west side through integrity, expression, and a variety of performance dance styles.
Move and Be Moved!
Crystale Kumu Lehua Cayaban (Choreographer) began her professional experience as a dancer, choreographer, and instructor in hula and Tahitian dance after graduating from high school. She graduated with her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education in 2003. With her dance background and teaching credentials, Crystale has become an excellent instructor in dance to students of all ages and abilities. Crystale has traveled as a performer throughout the United States, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and Tahiti. She has also participated in various group and solo divisions in hula and Tahitian competitions from 1984-2007. She has won awards in the Miss Keiki Hula Competition and with her hula hālau at Merrie Monarch and at various Tahitian solo competitions on O‘ahu and Maui. Crystale is currently the Performing Arts Director and Hula/Tahitian instructor at Moments Unforgettable Performing Arts Academy. She has been honored to be able to support and assist her daughter, Callie, in the choreography of Moana.
Juliette Moody was born and raised on O’ahu and has been dancing throughout the islands since age 10, taking her very first dance class at PACK. Juliette has over a decade of dance training under her belt, with styles including tap, jazz, musical theater, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, and ballroom.
Juliette previously taught at Pas De Deux Hawaii, teaching jazz and tap to students age 6 through 18, and was PDD’s Tap Director for 2 years. In 2021, Juliette’s PDD Tap competition number, ‘American Cliché’, achieved both High Gold at The Dance Awards Las Vegas, as well as Ruby for Spotlight Dance in Honolulu. Juliette is a PACKids alumna and competed with PACKids at the National Performing Arts Festival in both 2016 and 2018, in multiple PACK entries, including a tap solo, ‘Nobody’, and a monologue, ‘Regina Flector Wins the Science Fair’, both of which received the highest score of Superior in 2018.
From 2011 to 2019, Juliette traveled with Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theater Program, performing various roles in ‘The Amazing Food Detective’ and ‘Peace Signs’, taking both shows to elementary schools across O’ahu and the outer islands.
Juliette is currently the Keiki Dance Instructor as well as the Keiki Coordinator for PACKids. She is ecstatic to continue her passion for teaching dance, and excited at the opportunity to help the next generation of performers.
Douglas McCracken (Lighting Designer) has been working in the entertainment industry since 1981. He has worked as an entertainment electrician and carpenter for several local theatre companies in Honolulu. His early work as a Lighting Designer includes The Glass Menagerie (ASATAD) and The Odd Couple (HTC). Douglas designs for various dance companies and halau, as well as corporate events. His latest theatrical works have been with Saint Louis School’s High School Musical, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, Footloose, and Sacred Hearts Academy Alice In Wonderland, Legally Blonde, Wizard of OZ, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sister Act, and Frozen Jr. Recently, Douglas has provided his assistance on a few PACK shows Beauty and the Beast Jr., Newsies, Frozen Jr. His favorite food is sushi, and favorite beverage is Guinness.
Alika Gabaylo (Sound Designer) is a graduate from Kapolei High School where he was the sound operator for PACK shows Moana Jr., and Frozen KIDS. The PACK program made him discover the path for his future as an audio engineer. He is currently in the Music Entertainment and Learning Experience (MELE) Program as a freshman at Honolulu Community College, majoring in Audio Engineering. He comes back to assist in the PACK Program to help the future audio engineers.
Kara Nabarrete (Set Designer) was born in Hawaii and raised in Japan. She returned to the island and attended University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she graduated with a B.A. in Theatre and an MFA in Theatre with a concentration in Scenic Design. Her design credits (both set and props) in UHM’s Kennedy Theatre includes Fa'alavelave, I’m Lot Lane(a solo effort), Ondine, Interstellar Cinderella, and Ho‘oilina. Her recent designs are Romeo and Juliet and Both Your Houses for Hawaii’s Shakespeare Festival. Besides set design, she also has a passion for designing props and puppets. Kara had attended Kapolei High School in her freshman year, and she’s thrilled to return to the school and set design for PACK.
Shiloh Qalo (Costume Designer) is a 25-year-old Fashion Technology major. Shiloh performed and assisted Meagan Olson with several of PACK’s productions. She was the Costume Designer and the Technical Director for PACK’s Once On this Island (Spring 2018) and the Costume Designer for both Beauty and the Beast, Jr. (Fall 2018), and Newsies(Spring 2019). She went on to perform with Disney Aulani, and as an off ice performer with Disney on Ice. She now lives in North Idaho where she still pursues performing and costume design. “I would like to thank God for blessing me with so many opportunities! And I’ll always be grateful for my beginning with PACK.”
Patrick Block teaches drama at Punahou School and Chaminade University of Honolulu, and he works as a teaching artist for other schools and programs. He is currently enrolled in the MA in Educational Theatre program at NYU. He studied theatre & improv at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting, Principia College, and the Upright Citizen's Brigade. He worked as an actor in New York City and the surrounding area for 13 years, and now he performs as an improvisor in Honolulu and, from time to time, back in the Big Apple.
Meagan Olson has currently retired from PACK and the daily business. She now lives in Oklahoma City. However, she still has her hand in some of the business at PACK, as she designed table centerpieces, costumes for shows.
Colleen Fujioka - President
Shanel Nishimura - Vice President
Michelle Wells-Nagamine - Treasurer
Dari Jao - Secretary
Shamayn Bolosan-Ogawa - Board Member and Intake Coordinator
Gloria Aquino - Board Member and PACKids Keiki Coordinator
Rachelle Amparo - Board Member and PACK Artistic Director
Rose Marie Tadeo - Board Member
Board members believe in PACK's mission and are willing to be active not only in the governance roles, but in PACK's day-to-day operations. Board members are individuals whose experience and involvement in the community are an asset to the organization.
PACK Board of Directors