In 1997 Kilcher won Ballet Hawaii's Young Choreographer Award at the age of seven years.
Q'Orianka Kilcher's fundamental needs, values, and orientation towards life are symbolized by the four astrological elements.
Kilcher thoroughly thinks a situation through before deciding upon a course of action, assessing and analyzing the matter carefully, and she can be relied upon to reach a fair, reasonable, and sensible solution to whatever she is facing.
The qualities described below will be reiterated and explained in more detail in the following pages.
Q'Orianka Kilcher values order and security in her life and prefers dealing with known quantities and following clearly defined guidelines in order to achieve her aims.
Each person has their own unique balance of these four basic energies: fire (warmth, inspiration, enthusiasm), earth (practicality, realism, material interests), air (social and intellectual qualities), and water (emotional needs and feelings). Remember that most people are "unbalanced" or lopsided, and if Q'Orianka is lacking or deficient in a certain element (or elements), it simply means that she needs to consciously develop that particular aspect in order to appreciate and/or work harder in that dimension of life.
Sometimes we overestimate the element that we are least endowed with, sensing it as a lack within ourselves, but more often we neglect or ignore it.
Growing up in Hawaii, Kilcher was inspired by the local culture and started hula dancing at the age of five years.