Lanre Malaolu

Lanre Malaolu


  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Lanre is a Director and choreograoher based in London, UK.

In 2016, he was the chosen choreographer for the inaugural OLD VIC 12; a talent group supported by the Old Vic Theatre comprised of the most exciting emerging artists in the UK. He was the choreographer and movement artist on The British Council film ‘DEAR MR. SHAKESPEARE’, which aired on the BBC and was selected for the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL in 2017. He was the movement director on 'KARAGULA' (Soho Theatre), by Philip Ridley, which received 7 Off West End nominations.

A dance theatre company he co-founded (Protocol), were named first place international winners of ‘Festival HOP’, an annual dance theatre festival held in Barcelona, for a piece Lanre directed, choreographed and performed in entitled ‘I Can’t Breathe’ - exploring racism and power. In November 2017, Lanre was commissioned to tour this piece to four states in the USA in association with Sadler's Wells associate company "Breakin' Convention". Protocol recently came to an end and Lanre works as an independent artist.

Lanre’s choreographic work merges hip-hop & contemporary dance with physical theatre to create work which aims to enhance and challenge our social and political worldviews. A key element of Lanre’s work stems from Rudolf Laban's movement psychology, which he uses to create dynamic and bold choreography charged with truth.

He is also a trained actor, graduating from Drama Centre London and has worked extensively in theatre and television.

Work History

Co-artistic director - Protocol Dance Company

May 2008 - Present


  • Acting
  • Choreography
  • Movement