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"​Ring of Fire is a show that everyone can enjoy, have a thrilling, exciting experience, and return home with certain feelings of having personally related to true universal principles such as courage, faith, and love."  
                     -Jay Mataele​

Get to know Our RoF Ohana

Photo: The Art of Carlos Mozo

Ring of Fire symbolizes UNITY. The well-known Pacific Ring of Fire is not only an area where the majority of the world’s earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, but also the perimeter that includes many of the Polynesian Islands. The Hawaiian Islands formed the heart of the Ring of Fire, growing from hardened lava rock over time into land. The significance of the volcanic border surrounding all the island nations and the unification it represents between them impressed upon Jay's mind so strongly, that when he applied for his license to start a business, he chose the name


Our friendly cast members include the industry's most elite Hula and Tahitian dancers, distinguished choreographers, esteemed musicians, famed Master of Ceremonies, recording artists, and world championship-level fire knife performers. ROF's dancers and musicians proudly hail from the islands we represent through a rich heritage of cultural instructors and revered entertainers, as well as participate in competitions and festivals. In every performance we aim to connect with our audience by sharing common values that inspire and uplift.


Performer's Spotlight

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 Ring Of Fire


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Our Company Name

Walking, I am listening to a deeper way.

Suddenly,  all my ancestors  are behind me.

                 "Be still," they say,  "Watch and listen.

                    You are the result of the

​                            love of thousands."

Photo: The Art of Carlos Mozo

Jay Mataele was born and raised in Hawaii and has cultivated 20 years’ professional experience in authentic Polynesian dance and fire knife performance. Throughout the years he has had the enriching opportunities of living in Tonga, California, Utah, North Carolina, and Virginia and has traveled abroad to other nations such as Japan and Tahiti to share Hawaii's unique Aloha spirit around the globe. Jay has worked with some of the most influential leaders in Polynesian entertainment while performing at various shows such as the well-known "Magic of Polynesia", "South Seas Revue", and a ten-year employment at the world-famous Polynesian Cultural Center. 

With a passion for teaching and entertaining, Jay's focus in the Hospitality and Tourism industry has always been to produce a show that would form a positive relationship with the audience and can make a difference in peoples' lives.

Where is your hometown?
Porirua, New Zealand (Aotearoa)

How long have you been dancing?
Around 4 years.

What are three interesting or little-known facts about you?
I like sewing (but I'm not that good)
I love eating (pretty well-known)
​And I love and always will love...TWILIGHT

What's your favorite thing about living in Hawaii?
The beautiful mountain ranges truly take my breath away, especially Ko'olau loa

What are you studying in college and what are your plans after graduation?
I'm studying Exercise and Sports Science, hoping to one day become a police officer in Aotearoa

If you were asked to show someone around the island who has never been here before, what are three places you would take them? 
Papa Ole's, gotta get 'em the kalbi ribs
Leonard's Bakery for some malasadas (Portuguese donuts)
Kahuku food trucks 
Hahaha all involves food (typical)

What is one of your short-term goals?
Graduate in December

And one of your long-term goals?
Have some keiki (children) 

One of Ring of Fire’s “Guiding Principles” is to spread a message of Love. What’s an example of how we can share that message with our audiences?
Dancing is one of my passions that help me to express my love for what I do. Performing with Ring of Fire gives me that opportunity to share that love with everyone else and to help them feel that special Aloha spirit that exists here in Hawaii.

Photo: @Artemoe

Photo: The Art of Carlos Mozo


Our mission is to educate, entertain, uplift and inspire our audience and ourselves through authentic, cultural performances that convey true, universal principles of love, unity and honesty. 

​​Through living these experiences, we will strengthen ALL to strive for excellence and have courage and faith in our ability to change lives for the better.

If you share the same values as us, come join the ROF ohana! CLICK HERE to get started!​​