Our Story

In 1988, building on his extensive career in dance and theater, John Malashock founded Malashock Dance in San Diego, California. The Company’s impressive track record includes the performance of 100 original dance works, annual performances, and workshops, and collaboration with other cultural organizations. Malashock Dance productions have earned top awards in San Diego among the dance and theater communities, including six Emmy Awards for its dance films, which have aired on over 30 affiliate PBS stations nationwide.

In 2024 Malashock Dance began a new era under the Artistic Direction of Christopher Kaui Morgan. The Company is part of a community-centered organization that illuminates the tremendous talent in our current dance ecosystem and prioritizes its values of belonging, inclusion, equity, and excellence. With opportunities for local, regional, national, and international collaboration with dance artists, its goal is to support and enhance a wide range of programs and projects. Under his direction, Malashock Dance will continue to enhance educational opportunities, community engagement, and responsiveness to the challenges and inequities dance artists face. 


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