Jed Taylor

Talanoa Intern Tokasa Tilatila hears Jed’s story, a 21 year old dancer and law student who’s passionate about expression through performing arts in the Pacific. Jed says that while dance is a great way of advocating for social issues, the Pacific still has some way to go in valuing performing arts as a whole. Throughout all the challenges he’s faced as a dancer, he says it’s driven his dream of setting up a dance company to support troubled youth, and further establish the dance industry in Fiji.






Arieta Tora Rika is a Tongan-Fijian Freelance Writer, Digital Communications Specialist, and Talanoa's Founder and Creative Director. Born in Darlinghurst in the late 80s, she spent most of her childhood in Fiji, New Zealand and Australia, and all of her teen years in Tonga. She now lives in Western Sydney with her husband Josese.