Dance Specialty: Lyrical/Contemporary
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Currently Resides: Kailua, HI
Kupono graduated from the Kamehameha Schools and has been dancing since he was 16 years old. He loves his home state of Hawaii, and is an avid collector of home furnishings.
Kupono is a contemporary dancer from Kailua, Hawaii. He was originally partnered with Ashley Valerio, but following her elimination in week two his new partner became contemporary dancer Kayla Radomski. He is often compared to Season 4 finalist Mark Kanemura for three reasons; (1) they're both from Hawaii (2) they have very similar dancing styles and (3) they are rumored to both dance with fire. Kupono made it to the top ten but was eliminated in week 7 of the competition along with Randi Evans.
|Season 5 Contestants|
Ade Obayomi · Ashley Valerio · Asuka Kondoh · Brandon Bryant · Caitlin Kinney · Evan Kasprzak · Janette Manrara · Jason Glover · Jeanine Mason · Jonathan Platero · Karla Garcia · Kayla Radomski · Kupono Aweau · Max Kapitannikov · Melissa Sandvig · Paris Torres · Phillip Chbeeb · Randi Evans · Tony Bellissimo · Vitolio Jeune