Lalah Ayan Hazelwood began her dance training in Indianapolis, Indiana at Kenyettá Dance Studio under the direction of her mother, Vanessa Owens. She has had the opportunity to study at Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s Summer Intensive, International Association of Blacks in Dance conferences and The Alvin Ailey School on scholarship. She is a 2013 graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. While at IUB, she performed works by Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, David Parsons, Bella Lewitzky, Laurie Eisenhower and Larry Keigwin & Nicole Wolcott.
Lalah is a three time, consecutive recipient of the National Society of Arts and Letters’ Chapter Career Award in Dance for the Bloomington Chapter. She has performed in many galas at the American College Dance Festival, served as an ambassador for IU Dance at the Kid’s Café Festival in Brooklyn, NY and traveled to Birmingham, AL to represent the Bloomington Chapter of NSAL. Lalah has performed seasons with Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (Chicago, IL) and Philadanco (Philadelphia, PA).
She is currently teaching an advanced dance course at her alma mater, Indiana University Bloomington and is the newest faculty member for the Indiana Ballet Conservatory in Carmel, IN. Lalah is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Lalah is about to enter into her seconc season as Associate Artistic Director for Kenyettá Dance Company.