Lanre Malaolu is a director, choreographer and performer. He was chosen as the overall winner of the Zealous Emerge performance prize, a nationwide search championing the UK’s best-emerging performance artists in 2018. Lanre was also the chosen choreographer on the inaugural OLD VIC 12 talent network.
FIGURE, a multi-award winning film which Lanre directed & choreographed, has screened at film festivals around the world including Zanzibar, Texas, Toronto, Vancouver as well as being selected for the BAFTA recognized Aesthetica Film festival in 2018. He was also the choreographer & movement artist on The British Council film Dear Mr. Shakespeare, which aired on the BBC & was selected for the Sundance Film Festival in 2017.
Recently, Lanre was awarded a BFI funded grant on behalf of Doc Society (Made in Truth fund) to direct and choreograph his documentary-movement film "The Circle", which is currently in post-production.
Alongside his work in dance, Lanre is a trained actor, a graduate of Drama Centre London, working extensively in theatre & television.