Hi! I'm Nenette. I'm a Polynesian dancer/instructor/choreographer, Filipina on the Canadian Prairie, gen X mom and wife, and the "Nenette" here at Ms.Nenette.

You may know me from my first online home LifeCandy, a blog of my life as a mom to my sweet little funny family that I started writing in 2007.

Today, the stories continue here at Ms.Nenette where I share my ongoing quest to fearlessly embrace this new midlife stage, rediscover myself, and still look cool and hip at the age of 50-something.
But seriously, I want to inspire you to level up with me because age is just a number, and our Glory Days are just beginning!
This is also my IMDB page, because other than a very minor gig playing a prostitute in a local short film (I am so not even kidding), I doubt I'll ever do anything famous enough to have an actual IMDB page.

So grab a cup of tea/coffee/tequila, wrap yourself up in your favourite blanket/parka/person, and relax while you dig into my online home.

I'm so happy you're here!


email: nenette @ nenettemayor . com
text: 204.963.1622


Nenette Alejandria Mayor has over 45 years of Polynesian dance experience, as well as experience in hip hop, jazz, and cultural Filipino dance.

Born in the Philippines and raised in Canada, Nenette, at the age of 6, joined the Kealoha Polynesian Dancers of Winnipeg, under the instruction of Director Mabelle Perez de Tagle, She learned hula 'auana (modern hula) and ori tahiti, and had the pleasure of performing at various cultural and family-oriented events throughout the city, including the Red River Exhibition Parade in 1977.
Nenette lived in Hilo, Hawai'i in her 20s, but returned to her Canadian home to raise her family and share her love of the Islands with the community she loves.
In 2005, Nenette founded and directed Makana Aloha Hula School and Performance Group, teaching workshops and class sessions.

In August 2017, Nenette became a Certified HOT HULA fitness® Instructor, the first and only one in Manitoba, Canada, and her group has performed at various events including the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival.

For class information and other collaborations, visit our Polynesian Dance + Fitness page.
HOT HULA fitness® Instructor
Emergency First Aid & CPR A/C
Manitoba Fitness Council (Pending)

  • Where I live:  'Peg City, Manitoba on Treaty 1 Territory with my little family.
  • You may know me as a: Polynesian dance fitness instructor, book seller at Indigo Kenaston Common, and recovering software design engineer.
  • I am also a: Ketovore, proud dance mom, and believer in the power of positive thinking.
  • Celebrity BFF: Pedro Pascal (We would have a TON of laughs together!)
  • Meyers Briggs: INFJ 
  • Enneagram: 9 wing 1
  • House: Ravenclaw
  • Favourite Breakfast: 3 fried eggs with runny yolk, bacon, coffee, Hollandaise sauce on the side
  • Guilty Pleasure: chocolate covered almonds
  • What I'm up to RIGHT NOW.

    Did you really have a pet chicken?
    Yes. In the Philippines. I named her 'Manok'... which means chicken. Yeah, I was shockingly creative as a child.

    Where are you from?

    I'm from the beautiful island nation of The Philippines. We moved to Canada when I was almost 4. And I still know how to speak fluent Tagalog. In fact, I learned how to read Tagalog AFTER moving here. It's all phonetics really. Like Hawaiian. What was the question again?