Who We Are

Malashock Dance advances the art and experience of dance by creating original works that communicate, challenge, entertain, and encourage new forms of personal expression. Currently in our 30th Season, Malashock Dance is an active contributor to the vibrancy of San Diego’s cultural life, serving residents of the San Diego region, visitors in search of cultural activities, and the dance community as a whole. Founded by John Malashock in 1988 following his extensive career in dance and theater, the Company performs in various San Diego venues and events and tours nationally and internationally.

The Company’s impressive track record includes the creation of many new dance works, annual performances and workshops, participation in arts festivals, collaboration with other cultural organizations. Malashock Dance is also known for its work in the new genre of dance film, choreography specifically for the camera. The Emmy Award winning productions, The Soul of Saturday Night, Love & Murder and The Floating World, produced with partner UCSD-TV, have been screened at various local and international film festivals and aired on public television stations across the country. John Malashock and Malashock Dance have been recognized with numerous awards and invitations to collaborate with major arts organizations including the San Diego Opera, San Diego Symphony, KPBS-TV, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Music Society, the Mainly Mozart Festival, Old Globe Theatre, Art of Élan and La Jolla Playhouse.