Nisiotes, Nisiotopoula & Nisiopeda Dancers

Psalm 150:

  • Praise Him with timbrel and dancing;
  • Praise Him with strings and flute;
  • Praise him with resounding cymbals;
  • Praise Him with triumphant cymbals;
  • Let everything that breathes praise the Lord.

Nisiotes (Islanders) is a Greek dance troupe ranges in age from after high school to adult and is a ministry of the Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.  While Greek ethnic dance is taught, the group reflects the cultural diversity of the Hawaiian Islands. The Nisiotopoula (Young Islanders) is comprised of dancers ranging from teenage through high school

The dance program is under the direction of Dianne Graves who works to instill a balanced dedication to the Faith and to the art of dance. 

Another sister group, the Nisiopeda (Little Islanders) Dancers is comprised of children from age 5 through teenage.  The younger dancers are under the direction of Mary Shive and Dianna Graves.

The Nisiotes, Nisiotopoula & Nisiopeda Dancers are featured at the annual Greek Festival.  Click the link below to view a sample of the performances. 

The dance groups can be booked for performances at social events.  Please call our church office at (808)521-7220 for more information.  As a non-profit organization, Nisiotes, Nisiotopoula & Nisiopeda Dance groups use donations from performances to maintain and upkeep costumes and to provide instruction for the members of the troupe. 

Groups & Ages

  • Nisiotes (Islanders),  Adult Group – post high school to adult
  • Nisiotopoula (Young Islanders)– teenage through high school
  • Nisiopeda (Young Island Children) - 5 years up to teenagers

(Please remember we are a church based group and you have to belong to the church to join the dance groups. School age children must attend Sunday School and their parents must be stewards of the church. Adults in turn must attend church and be stewards)

Congratulations Nisiotes Dancers - College Graduation

Congratulations to recent graduates Christiana Oshiro and Constantine Papazacharioudakis! 

Diakonia 2019

The Nisiopeda dance group from Sts. Constantine & Helen parish (Honolulu, Hawaii) completed a service project for our local Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Honolulu.  Our six all-female dance group, along with dance group families, Director, and Co-Directors, gathered on January 4, 2019 to bake cookies and brownies for local families staying at two Ronald McDonald houses in Honolulu, HI.
The Nisiopeda made baked goodies, wrote heart-felt notes, and packed them for ten families staying at RMH's in Honolulu.  The RMH hosts families from other Hawaiian Islands, the Pacific, and Continental US whose child is receiving care and/or treatment from hospitals located on O'ahu.  
More information from their website,
For over three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Hawaii has offered a loving home-away-from-home to families needing to be near their seriously ill or injured children while they're being treated at Honolulu area hospitals.
Additionally, the Nisiopeda hand-delivered the baked gifts to the RMH on January 5, 2019 where they were able to tour the house and get a first-hand sense of the blessings provided there. It was a special visit all around indeed!  The dance group felt the love that created the home and look forward to future Diakonia opportunities at RMH Hawaii.

Nisiotes Dance Group Outreach

The Greek  Kailua Dancers performed at Poahi Nani Care Center as an outreach to the community.
Barry's mom pictured is 101 yeas old.

Congratulations - 2016 FDF Winners

Congratulations to Ss. Constantine & Helen's Nisiotopoula Dancers and Aloha Youth Choir!  The  Nisiotopoula Dancers won the Founders Award in the Senior Division.  Aloha Choir placed 2nd in Division II and director Stelio Scordilis won Choral Director of the Year.

Commmunity Service - Beach Clean Up

Hawaii dance group beach clean up in Kailua with dancers and families, past and present. This is part of our FDF Diakonia Project. Giving back. Taking care of God's creation. Feeling blessed!





Greek Festival 2012