Blaine Kamalani Kia was born on July 31, 1963, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The youngest of nine children, Blaine studied Music Theory and Composition Writing at Leeward Community College and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Since then, he has passionately dedicated his life to perpetuating Hawaiian traditions.
Blaine is a Kumu Hula for “The Ladies of Halau Ka-Waikahe-Lani-Malie” and “The Men of Halau Kahulali-wai,” which have hula institutions based on Oahu, Kauai, Sacramento, Antioch, Stockton, Montana, Japan, Canada, and Tahiti.

 

Blaine is happily married to wife, Kaleonani Nicole Kia and have three beautiful children, Daughter Lei’opualani, Daughter Mahiehielehua, and Son Kikau. Blaine has worked in the entertainment industry for over two decades and owns and operates KIA Enterprises, a Hawaiian entertainment company. He worked as the road manager and booking agent for Henry Kapono Enterprises and C&K for three years. He has held a successful acting career for over 20 years starring in such films and television series as “Aloha Summer,” “Behold Hawaii,” “Jake and the Fatman,” “Island Son.” “Marker,” and “Magnum P.I.” as well as appeared in over 30 local and 15 national commercials.
An active and practicing kumu hula, Blaine Kamalani Kia owes much to his hula lineage. Blaine was a hula pupil with the Men of Waimapuna from 1980 to the passing of his kumu, Darrell Ihi’ihilauakea Lupenui in 1987. Following the death of Darrell Lupenui, Kia continued his tutoring under the late kumu hula, John Kaimikaua from 1988 to 1990. Blaine also sought out the teachings from kumu hula, Frank Kawaikapuokolani Hewett from 1990 to the present. These two kumu hula would be the ones to mold and shape Blaine into who and what he has become in the hula world today.

Blaine makes up the "light" side of "Kamanawa".
 
 
 

1963 - Born on July
1990 - Leeward Community College majoring in music
1994 - University of Hawaii Manoa
1979 - Hula
1981 - Graduated high school at McKinley,
1987 - Began his own hula halau
1997 - Married wife, Kaleonani Nicole

In the last 25 years, Blaine has
- owned and operated KIA Enterprises, a Hawaiian entertainment company.
- Created and directed Laua’e Foundation, A non-profit organization
- Been a booking agent for Henry Kapono Enterprises and C&K
- Successfully acted and starred in “Aloha Summer,” “Behold Hawaii,” “Jake
and the Fatman,” “Island Son,” “Marker,” and “Magnum P.I.” as well as over
30 local and 15 national commercials.
- Produced and released six CD between 1997 and 2008.
- Is and has been directors for the Aloha Festivals, Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center
- Founded of E Pili Kakou I Ho‘okahi Lahui

for a more comprehensive background of Blaine Kia, go to Blainekia.com

He continues acting, dancing and teaching hula, singing and perpetuating "Hawai'ian" culture.

 
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