Ivan Melgares Mena

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Ivan Melgares Mena
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Born
Kilua

(1998-10-12) October 12, 1998 (age 21)
city of Málaga
NationalitySpanish
Alma materCovington High School
Woodroffe High School
Algonquin College
OccupationActor
Dancer
Choreographer
Known forKnown for programs such as Stage K and Mystic TV Surprise

Ivan Melgares Mena (born October 12, 1998) also known as Kilua[1], is a Spanish actor, voice actor,model, dancer and choreographer.[2] He is known for programs such as Stage K and Mystic TV Surprise.[3] He debuted as an actor on 2019, under his own name. Before that he took part in several musicals in his home town, Málaga.[4]

Biography and Artistic Career

1998-2014: First years

Ivan was born on October 12 of 1998, in the city of Málaga, located at the south of the Iberian Peninsula.[5] Son of Lourdes Mena Muñoz and Salvador Melgares Salinas[6], Iván Melgares started dancing at a very early age because he used to go to dance rehearsals with his parents. He grew up on an artistic environment where a great part of his family were involved with different forms of art, especially dancing. He began performing at the early age of 11 as an actor and dancer on several musicals (i.e. The Lion King) with his mother, but had to stop after a while to continue his studies.[5] [1]

2015-2018: Studies abroad

In 2015, he travelled to study for a year in the USA (Covington High School Louisiana). Then, he moved to Ottawa (Canada), where he attended Woodroffe High School and Algonquin College and was able to perform in the National Arts Center. In 2018, he went to Tokyo (Japan) to train in the Avex Academy and that same year he went to Seoul (South Korea), where is based at the moment. During his studying abroad he continued to train his skills as a dancer, actor, voice actor and choreographer.[5] [1][6]

2018-2019: Lunch of his career

His career toke a launch in 2018 in Seoul when he decided to join YGX Academy, owned by YG Entertainment. After an audition to level up inside the academy, YG Entertainment contacted him to have an audition for a future program of the JTBC named Stage K. After successfully passing the audition, it was decided that he would mark his first appearance on Korean television on the episode of BoA.[1] Thanks to this program he got casted for other projects making his debut as an actor the next year on Mystic TV Surprise.[7] [5][4]

"I want to stop listening to Kpop, I want to be part of it" [5]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2019 Stage K Contestant Representing Spain as a solo dancer [1]
2019 - 2020 Mystic Tv Surprise Several main roles First Korean Serie where he participated [4]

External link

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 NA, BA NA. "[ENTREVISTA] Iván Melgares, conocido como Kilua, participante español de Stage K". BA NA NA: Noticias de K-Pop en español. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  2. "LinkedIn Profiles".
  3. 😍LA DIOSA ROSE BLACKPINK|IDOL KPOP ESPAÑOL|EL FUTURO DE MOMOLAND|YERIN GFRIEND SE CAE - [OtitoMola], retrieved 2020-02-27
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "The first Spanish K-Pop idol?". allkpop. Retrieved 2020-02-28.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "ENTREVISTA A KILUA, EL BAILARÍN ESPAÑOL QUE DESTACA EN COREA". NORAE MAGAZINE (in español). 2019-07-13. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Ivan Melgares". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  7. "Kid (@ki1ua) • Fotos y videos de Instagram". www.instagram.com (in español). Retrieved 2020-02-28.

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