Anijah Lezama

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Anijah Lezama began dancing at the age of two but started her professional dance training at the age of six years old. As a student in Jr. Division at the Alvin Ailey School, she started training in Ballet, Tap, Horton, and African dance. While there she was scouted to perform in Robin Dunn’s, “Anarchy” and act in PBS “Martha Speaks”. After completing Jr. Division, she trained and appeared in productions with Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, French Academie of Ballet, and Harlem School of the Arts. At the age of thirteen, she began her high school career at a performing arts school in connection with The Ailey School which is where she continued to train for the next four years in Ballet, Jazz, Horton, Graham and Hip Hop. During her time in high school, she performed in works by Guillermo Asca and Adrienne Hurd. Along with that, she performed in works by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s rehearsal director, Matthew Rushing and Carnegie Hall’s “West Side Story”.

After graduating high school, she packed her bags and headed to the west coast to begin college at the University of Southern California in which she majors in Dance and International Relations. While there she trains in ballet, hip hop and modern and pursued her passion of teaching by teaching hip hop to third graders at 32rd elementary through Kaufman Connections. When she occasionally returns back to New York, she enjoys spending with her family, cooking, taking classes and interning at various companies.