Kaleonani Nicole Kia

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KALEONANI NICOLE KIA

Kokua Kumu – The Ladies of Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie

Kokua Kumu, Kaleonani Kia, is the wife to famous kumu hula, Blaine Kamalani Kia. Both Kaleo and kumu Blaine share a wonderful relationship in hula throughout thirteen (13) of their organizations around the world.

Kaleonani has been dancing hula for 33 years. Under the direction of the late kumu hula, Auntie Bella Richards, Mapuana deSilva, Aunty Mae Lobenstein, and currently with husband, kumu hula Blaine Kamalani Kia and dancing hula professionally for 12 years. In recent years, Kaleonani has begun her own destiny to take her knowledge and wisdom of hula she built on the eleven years being married to kumu Blaine to share and to teach the “style” of hula she is beautifully known for.

Kaleonani has performed and competed at the annual Merrie Monarch hula competition back in 1986.   She was also 2nd place in the annual Kauai Mokihana Festival on Kauai as MISS KAUAI MOKIHANA.  She also competed in the annual King Kamehameha Hula competition for several years under the Ladies of Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie in 1996 through the year 1999.

Kaleo danced in Japan for 6 months  at Irako View Hotel in 1990.   She has traveled the world with husband, kumu hula Blaine Kia to teach and to share the Hawaiian culture through hula for the last twelve years of their Marriage. This wonderful marriage of kumu hula has taken them to FUKUOKA, CHIBA, TOKYO, OSAKA, NAGOYA, KYUSHU, CANADA, KAUAI, TAHITI, CALIFORNIA, MEXICO, and MONTANA.

Kaleonani resides with husband kumu Blaine, on the island of O’ahu in Kailua, with three children.  Oldest daughter, Lei’opualani (12), second oldest daughter, Mahiehielehua (9), and youngest only boy, Kikaukahananui (3). Kaleonani and Kumu Blaine have been happily married for 12 years!
  

KALEONANI NICOLE KIA
Ka Laua’e Foundation
Ladies of Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie

P.O. Box 1059
Kailua, HI.  96734
 

BORN: 7-31-1970
AGE: 38
HULA EXPERIENCE: 33 Years
PROFESSIONAL HULA: 12 Years
HULA SPECIALTY: Hula Auana, Hula Kahiko , Chant