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Kumu Hula Blaine Kamalani Kia

Kumu Hula Blaine Kamalani Kia is the founder of Hālau Ka Waikahe Lani Mālie and Hālau Kahulaliwai.  His foundation comes from the teachings of the late Darrell ’Ihi’ihilauakea Lupenui, the late John Kaimiikaua and the widely renown Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett.

Today, he is the one who leads and inspires young dancers through Hawaii, California, Montana, Japan and Tahiti. Kumu Hula Blaine Kia was a hula pupil with the Men of Waimapuna from 1980 to the passing of his Kumu, Darrell Ihi’ihilauakea Lupenui in 1987. Kumu Blaine competed and performed throughout his growth and humble beginnings with Darrell. Now, with all the experience under his belt, he become a kumu hula recognized for his work and contributions made from his generation.

Shortly following the death of Darrell Lupenui, Kia continued his tutoring under the late Kumu Hula, John Kaimikaua from 1988 to his passing in 2006 and retained a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to sustain the growth much needed after losing Darrell Lupenui. Through this tutoring from John Kaimikaua, Blaine also sought out the teachings of Kumu Hula, Frank Kawaikapuokolani Hewett from 1989 to the present. These two Kumu Hula molded and shaped Kumu Kia into the force he has become in the hula world today.

MO`OKU`AUHAULineage of Hula
Darrell `Ihi`ihilauakea Lupenui, The Men of Waimapuna:  1980 to 1987
John Kaimikaua:  1988 to 2006
Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett:  1989 to present

FOUNDER & TEACHER:  The Women of Hālau Ka Waikahe Lani Mālie
& The Men of Hālau Kahulaliwai (Hula Institutions)

• Kaua`i Island (Hawaii)
• Oahu Island (Hawaii)
• Sacramento, CA
• Antioch, CA
• Stockton, CA (Hiva Nui affiliation)
• Kalispell, MT
• Chiba/Tokyo/Nagoya, Japan
• Papeno’o, Tahiti (Haururu Organization-affiliation)
 

 
 
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