KUMU HULA BLAINE KAMALANI KIA
Kumu Blaine Kamalani Kia, born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai`i, with an education profile in music, business and Hawaiian culture. Kumu owns and operates a Hawaiian Consulting and Entertainment Company known as KIA Enterprises LLC and founded a non-profit organization known as the LAUAKEA Foundation with credentials spanning thirty years in the business.
Kumu is also a practicing kahu (Hawaiian spiritual leader) and takes on this responsibility performing Hawaiian blessings and protocols widely accepted by both private and public industries. As an accomplished Kumu Hula (Hula Teacher), Kumu Blaine Kia retains 14 hula halau (schools of hula) organizations across 5 countries.
Kumu Blaine is an accomplished screen actor with several major motion pictures and television series to his credit. His current body of work includes services as a Hawaiian consultant on many motion picture films, TV series and national commercials, such as the current Hawaii Five-0 and the recent Princess Ka’iulani Film. Kumu is also a well-known entertainer, singer/musician, and producer of Hawaiian entertainment, holding several prominent state-wide awards.
In 2013, Kumu Blaine Kamalani Kia received the prestigious ELLISON S. ONIZUKA memorial award from the National Education Association of America (NEA) and the Human & Civil Rights of America (HCR), in Atlanta, GA, for his achievements in the Asian/Pacific Minority category of credited accomplishments in cultural arts.
Kumu Blaine is happily married and credits much of his achievements and accomplishments to his family – Wife, Kaleonani, two daughters Lei`opualani and Mahiehielehua, and son, Kikaukahananui.