Puna man dances his way into popular Cirque du Soleil show

  • Kekuahiwi Woods performs in the Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson ONE show in Las Vegas. (Photo courtesy of Kekuahiwi Woods/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Pahoa High alum Kekuahiwi Woods is a permanent dancer in the Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE show in Las Vegas and is on a two-week break from the show. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Like so many young people from Hawaii, Kekuahiwi Woods left for Las Vegas to pursue better career opportunities than he could find here at home.