Kupono Aweau



Kuponohi’ipou Aweau is part of the top 20 dancers in the fifth season of So You Think You Can Dance. The 23-year-old was born in Honolulu, HI, and currently resides in Kailua, HI. A graduate from the Kamehameha Schools, he has been dancing since he was 16 years old. He is also an avid collector of home furnishings. He specializes in lyrical and contemporary dances.

Top 20: Jazz
Partner: Ashley Valerio
Choreographer: Wade Robson
Result: safe

Top 18: Hip-hop
Partner: Ashley Valerio
Choreographer: Shane Sparks
Result: bottom 3

Top 16: Viennese waltz
Partner: Kayla Radomski
Choreographer: Jean-Marc Generaux
Result: safe

Top 14: Contemporary
Partner: Kayla Radomski
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Result: bottom 3

Top 12 #1: Contemporary
Partner: Kayla Radomski
Choreographer: Mia Michaels
Result: safe

Top 12 #2: Broadway
Partner: Kayla Radomski
Choreographer: Joey Dowling
Result: safe

Top 10: Paso doble
Partner: Randi Evans
Choreographer: Tony Meredith
Result: eliminated

Birth Name

Kuponohi'ipoi Aweau



Fun Facts

1. Mark Kanemura was Pono's teacher and now friend.

2. Made Top 10 on S5 of SYTYCD and will be touring in the fall.

3. Loves his nieces to pieces!

4. Dances and teaches at 24-VII dance studio in Hawai'i

5. Is on twitter and his tweets are hilarious! Facebook!


So You Think You Can Dance ... Himself


Pono, Ponz

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