Lelan Lewis was born in 1996 in Chicago, Illinois. In 2011, he joined a small dance studio named Willow Street Studios, where he studied classical ballet, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, and musical theater dance. In 2016, he competed in the Youth America Grand Prix. Following the competition, he was accepted into University of North Carolina School of the Arts, under the direction of Susan Jaffe, former principal dancer for American Ballet Theater. After graduation, he joined Ballet Theater of Maryland as a Soloist in 2020.
His repertoire includes the Cavilier in Ethan Stiefal’s “The Nutcracker”, the Blue Bird Pas de Duex in “Sleeping Bueaty”, the Grand Pas de Duex in “Paquita”, the Pas de Sclave Variation in “Le Corsaire”, First Pas Deux in Susan Jaffe’s “Carmina Terra”, First Solo in Azure Barton’s “Happy Little Things.”
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