Dylan Panek has been performing with the Maori group, Maori Mo Ake Tonu, for five years. In 2011, Dylan was part of a haka contingent that welcomed a fleet of Polynesian sailing ships fleets that traveled from New Zealand to San Francisco. He opened a performance at the Sea Festival on Hyde Street Pier with a Maori moteatea (chant). Dylan has taught private Maori lessons and recently started teaching piano. Dylan loves singing, jazz, and doing haka.