VIDEO- Anuhea "Higher Than The Clouds"
Rylee Anuheakealaokalokelani Jenkins was born and raised in Makawao on the island of Maui. The eldest daughter of a P.E. Teacher and a hairdresser, Anuhea was actually immersed in sports more than music growing up, and it wasn't until middle school that she found her passion for performing arts. She began boarding at the prestigious Hawaiian school Kamehameha Schools from grade 7, and began acting in school plays and musical. She found a passion for video production and received multiple college scholarships for Film School at Chapman University in Orange County, CA. A self taught guitar player, she learned of her passion for songwriting after her first big heartbreak.. and after a soul searching backpacking odyssey in Australia, she realized that Film School wasn't for her. Anuhea decided to pursue her newfound passion for MUSIC full time.
Anuhea continued this soul-searching odyssey back in the islands for a bit, pushing herself outside her comfort zone yet again. Not the pageant-girl type whatsoever, and with zero experience, Anuhea signed up to compete for the crown of Miss Hawaii in the Miss Maui Pageant. (She walked away with second runner up and the trophy for Miss Congeniality.) Anuhea then decided to move to a city that had always fascinated her: San Francisco. Her life there was filled with open mic's, attending live music concerts, gathering inspiration, and writing writing writing. She posted videos and snippets of her blossoming music on YouTube and Myspace. S