Lelan Lewis

Corps de Ballet, Ballet San Antonio

Chicago, Illinois

Joined BSA:

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 ballerina for American Ballet Theater. After graduation, he joined Ballet Theater of Maryland as a Soloist in 2020. In 2022 he joined Ballet San Antonio.

His repertoire includes the Cavalier in Ethan Stiefal’s “The Nutcracker”, the Blue Bird Pas de Deux in “Sleeping Beauty”, the Grand Pas de Deux in “Paquita”, the Pas de Sclave Variation in “Le Corsaire”, First Pas de Deux in Susan Jaffe’s “Carmina Terra”, First Solo in Azure Barton’s “Happy Little Things”,  “Jonathan” in Ballet Theater of Maryland’s production of “Dracula” and the “White Stripes” Pas de Deux in Ballet Theater of Maryland’s production of “American Ballads”



What is your favorite Ballet?
My favorite ballet is La Bayadere.

What do you do when you’re not dancing?
When I’m not dancing, I’m usually exercising.

What would you do if you weren’t a dancer?
I would probably be doing something in the ballet industry if I weren’t a dancer.