MEET THE TEAM
KIERAN LUKE - MANAGING DIRECTOR
Kieran Luke began performing at a very young age, focusing on Dance, Singing & Acting. At the age of 16 Kieran was awarded a place to train at The Urdang Academy in London graduating with a National Diploma in Musical Theatre & Dance. Kieran has worked in the UK, Ireland, Mexico & Colombia experiencing all different aspects of the industry. Choreographing & producing have always been a huge passion and part of Kieran's life. After completing many professional roles as a performer & choreographer, Kieran decided to take the step in creating his own company - KLShows International Ltd. After much experience in the entertainment industry abroad, he felt there was a niche to create new, fresh, exciting productions! Hence, KLS International was born! Kieran takes great pride in the company and is thankful to his entire creative team and KLS family for upholding a great reputation for the company.
HERNAN DARIO SUAZA - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Hernan Dario is an experienced international dancer originating from Colombia. Hernan trained at Fundanza Quindio Colombia, and went onto join the biggest dance company in Colombia as a principle dancer touring the world & performing at world event performances. After touring the world for many years as a leading man of a company, Hernan went onto workng in Mexico and the UK as a professional dancer, choreographer and mentor. His career experience ranges from being on stage as a Principle dancer, to children's dance theatre, choreographing for world renowned resort's productions to coaching the young stars of tomorrow at top vocational colleges. Hernan has experience in performing and choreographing in a vast array of different dance styles ranging from classical ballet, to ballroom, to afro to jazz to commercial to hiphop and many more! Hernan, along with Kieran, is the Director/Choreographer and Artistic Director of KLShows International Ltd.
COMPANY MANAGER -
Samuel Turner trained at Edge Hill in Manchester in Dance and Aerial arts. Upon graduating, Samuel began his first professional stage job with KLS International as a production company dancer. He then went on to perform on cruise ships where he then returned to KLS and is now the company's longest serving performer. After over a year and a half with the company, Samuel transitioned to Production show Vocalist and was also offered the role of Company Assistant. Samuel's keen eye for detail and organisation matches what KLS International is all about, making Samuel an asset to our team.
DANCE CAPTAIN/SUPERVISOR -
JOHANN PALACIOS ARIAS
Johann Palacios, originally from Colombia, began dancing at 7 years old at the Fundaza school in Armenia, Colombia. He trained for 8 years as a folklore dancer and later joined the biggest dance company in Colombia. He was a member of the company for 6 years, eventually becoming one of their principle dancers. He has since performed internationally across both Europe and the Americas. He trained in both classical forms of dance additional to tango, afro and jazz among many other styles as well as training as a Colombian salsa dancer. Johann was a finalists at one of the biggest salsa competitions in Colombia. Additionally he was a dancer and artistic director for in Panama. Johann is now the resident Dance Captain for KLS as well as Production show Dancer and Aerialist.
DANCE CAPTAIN/ASSISTANT -
Olivia Prince, as a child, knew she wanted to become a professional performer. Olivia gained a full scholarship at the Hammond Dance School in Chester, UK, where she trained in Dance and Musical Theatre . Olivia graduated early as she received her first professional contract on-board MSC Cruises. After 2 years of cruising Europe, The Caribbean & Asia with various Cruise Line companies, Olivia pursued performing roles on land and went onto working in locations such as the UK, France, Portugal and Malta where she joined KLS. Olivia fell in love with KLS International due to the high standard of shows, the opportunity to perform unique skills and work within a company with such passionate work ethic. Olivia is driven, as Dance Captain, to be a great role model for the company dancers, keeping them motivated to perform the shows to the highest standard possible.
AERIAL CAPTAIN -
JOHN JAIRO PADILLA
John Padilla trained in his home country of Colombia. John's has experience working in numerous hotel's and venue's across Latin America in Mexico, Colombia & Panama as both a Dancer and Aerialist within production show and Circus companies, both resident & touring. John has been with KLS for a number of years and naturally became the Aerial Captain with his extensive knowledge in Aerial art. John has an input with aerial and acrobatic duo choreography with KLS and is a valued member of the team.
VOCAL CAPTAIN -
Lucy Palmer has had a passion for the stage from a very young age. Lucy trained at 'Performers' college training in Musical Theatre. Since graduating, Lucy has had a very successful career within the industry. Her experience ranges from being both an ensemble cast member as well as a starring lead vocalist. Lucy has completed numerous contracts within the UK and abroad working for large well known hotel resorts, production show touring companies and now as a Leading Vocalist and Vocal Captain for KLS.
KLS design and create all costumes and looks for their production shows. Our contacts around the globe help in creating fresh and new ideas and looks for the stage and hand-crafting one of a kind costume wear just for KLS.
- DANZA & MODA (Colombia)
- ESPASMO ART (Mexico)
- BONNICIS (UK)
- SUPERLINDA (China)
- TAURUS FASHIONS (UK)
- FEATHER DANCE (HONG KONG)
- KOKO HAIR (UK)