Malia Ann Kawailanamalie Petersen is a Hawaiian hula dancer of Norwegian and American descent. Malia attended Saint Patrick School in Kaimuki, and the University Laboratory School in Mānoa.
Malia Ann Kawailanamalie Petersen is a Hula Halau 'O Kamuela dancer and won the 2002 Miss Aloha Hula contest of The 39th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival.
Petersen of Hula Halau O Kamuela won the title of Miss Aloha Hula 2002 over 11 other dancers in the competition held at the Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium in Hilo.
Petersen is a former Miss Keiki Hula.