Malia is 10 years old, a straight A student in 5th grade attending Florida Virtual School and is in her 7th season as a competitive dancer with the Starz Dance Company! She is trained and competes in all styles, but her current first love continues to be Contemporary! She has been a member of the NBA's Orlando Magic Minis Jr. Dance Team since she was just 3 years old and had the great honor of performing in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game just before she turned 5! She absolutely loves cheering on her home team and performing at NBA games! She had an incredible season with her team, Starz Dance Company, and her solo in 2017 winning the Titles of Jr. Miss Imagine, Jr. Miss NexStar and Jr. Miss Believe and was 1 of only 3 Elite Jr. soloists at the 2017 Believe Nationals selected out of over 60 to re-compete for Title! In addition, Malia's solo 'The Lonely' was selected by Carmodance as 1 of the Top 35 Mini solos for 2017!
To kick start 2018, Malia was honored to be selected as a Mini Breakout Artist winner at NUVO Orlando in January 2018, won the Title of Jr. Miss Believe 2018 and became a Showstoppers All-Star after winning 1st Overall at the Orlando Regional in March of 2018!! In addition to representing the Lilly K Collection, Malia is currently an official brand ambassador for Sugar and Bruno and can be found in their 2017 fall/winter catalog and their 2018 spring/summer catalog! She is a Feature Model for Dance Lyfe, an Ambassador for Bun Blossoms Bun Wraps, an Ambassador for Glamour Girl Designs Accessories and a Diamond Model for Be You Brands.
Malia is a 3rd generation Dancer as her grandmother was a Polynesian hula dancer, her Mother made a career in the dance industry and she now aspires to be a professional dancer when she grows up! She loves her 2 kitties Scout & Daisy but is really hoping to get a puppy this year, loves watching Cirque du Soleil and Broadway shows and enjoys swimming and going to the beach when she's not at the Studio!