Malanah Hobgood is a project-based dancer with 17+ years of experience working in Greensboro, NC. She is a company member with KT Collective under the direction of Kristin Duncan, recently performing at the Richmond Dance Festival. Additionally, Malanah is a collaborator at Theatre of Movement, founder Duane Cyrus, performing at the North Carolina Museum of Art and SECCA (Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art ).
She is trained in all forms of dance with a background in Ballet/Pointe, Modern, and Contemporary. She started her training at Charlotte Ballet, later Lake Norman Performing Arts, and then Queen City Youth Ballet. Additionally, she was an apprentice at Baran Dance 2 (Charlotte) and Bodiograpgy Contemporary Dance Company (Pittsburgh). She received full scholarships at Charlotte Ballet, Lake Norman Performing Arts, Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensive, and La Roche College dance program.
Malanah’s movement practice which also inspires her modeling explores the sensuality of the Black female body and themes around bodily autonomy, accessibility, and identity. She wants to incorporate Ballet, Modern, and African techniques into social dance environments.