Viva Las Vegas: Puna man dances his way into Cirque du Soleil show

  • Photo courtesy of Kekuahiwi Woods Kekuahiwi Woods strikes an iconic Michael Jackson pose in his costume before a Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson ONE show in Las Vegas.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Kekuahiwi Woods performs a hip-hop dance move Wednesday in Hilo. Woods is a permanent dancer in the Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson ONE show in Las Vegas.

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.