Family of the Month (FOM) is awarded to parents that go the extra mile to help other families at Pas De Deux Hawaii! This family will receive a free month of tuition, compliments of owners Wendy and Jeremy Gilbert. Want to nominate a deserving family? Email us!

December 2021

The Asamoto Family

Aloha! We are the Asamoto family – Russell, Paula, and Mia!

Russell is an Accountant and works for Kamehameha Schools. Paula works as a Speech Professor at Leeward Community College. Mia is thirteen years old and is a 7th grader at Mililani Middle School.

Mia has danced at Pas De Deux since she was five years old. She started her dance journey by taking a pre-ballet I class in July 2014. After performing in her first recital she was hooked, she loved dancing in front of an audience, and Russell and I love watching her dance in the amazing shows that PDD always puts together. Currently, Mia is in her 5th year dancing with the PDD Company, this year she is honored to be part of the Teen Ballet and Teen Jazz Company.

We'd like to thank PDD Directors Wendy and Jeremy for all the exciting dance opportunities and support over the years, to the talented and nurturing PDD teachers who have worked so hard to provide our dancers with such great instruction, and the wonderful PDD families that we've got to know over the years. We're looking forward to the upcoming Holiday Spectacular and watching ALL PDD dancers on stage for the first time in almost two years. We're so grateful for everything, thank you PDD!