Luana Haraguchi was born on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua`i. Though her family moved to New York when she was just ten years old, she continued to return to Kaua`i to further her studies with hula. She learned hula at a young age, learning in New York and in Kauai. When in Oahu, she would study under the late Iolane Luahine. Though polynesian dance was her forte, she additionally channeled her talents through singing and acting careers in New York.
Today, Haraguchi owns her professional Polynesian Dance company, Hawaiian Artists Shows alongside running the halau. She often says, "I run my dance company to pay the bills, I run the halau out of love for hula."
Haraguchi has three daughters, four grandchildren and lives in Orangeburg, New York with her husband Frank.