Dear Friend,

For the past several years, Malashock Dance has been actively involved in various activities to answer the question, “what’s next for us.”  This was driven largely by John Malashock’s desire to figure out what’s next for him, but was a necessary question considering how the organization has shifted from a singular artistic voice leading a company of dancers to a mission-driven organization that provides year-round education programs, facilitates a school, and produces dance concerts.

Over the last six months, Malashock Dance has been working alongside our community to deepen our understanding of the organization’s mission, values, and impact. Through focus groups, surveys, and strategic planning, we have refined our mission and are now poised to EVOLVE into a community-centered organization that will center dance as an invaluable part of the human experience. Malashock Dance will continue to thrive under this model.

The Evolution Campaign supports the activities and programs that embody this shift. Over the next 2 years, we will welcome new artists to participate as candidates for a leadership role as founder John Malashock transitions to a new phase of his career, focused on mentorship and serving as a resident choreographer for future productions. As we explore candidates who may take an artistic leadership role in the organization, we will share activities that are meant to provide opportunities for candidates to demonstrate their alignment with our values and mission.

 We are pleased to announce our first two candidates, Christopher K. Morgan and Tristian Griffin. You will see their new work in our upcoming performance perpetual (E)motion. 



 The mission of Malashock Dance is to illuminate the power of dance as an invaluable part of the human experience. It is a gathering place for artists to create new work, connect with audiences, and offer unique educational opportunities.

We believe dance belongs to everyone.


Malashock Dance presents perpetual (E)motion, a contemporary dance performance that will usher in the unique choreographic voices of Christopher K. Morgan and Tristian Griffin, who are candidates for an artistic leadership position at Malashock Dance. The performance also features the world premiere of a new work by founding Artistic Director, John Malashock. Eight Malashock Dance professional Company dancers will wow audiences with a sophisticated evening of dance powered by emotional storytelling and physical expression.


April 16, 2023: 1:00 – 2:30 pm VIP hosted pre-show reception. Meet & greet, light bites, and performance by Malashock Dance Junior Company. The ticket price includes the reception & premium reserved seating.


  • April 15, 2023: 7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • April 16, 2023: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

The Malashock Dance Summer Intensive provides pre-professional dancers ages 16+ two weeks of rigorous training and a nurturing environment that encourages dance as a tool for life-long learning. Dancers get to work with four  diverse and exciting choreographers to build works that will be performed in a fully produced culminating show on July 1, 2023. Students will also have the chance to work with a professional dance photographer and will leave the intensive with new headshots.

The ideal student for this intensive is 16+ years old, is pursuing or preparing to pursue a career in dance, and is dedicated to participating fully in each day of the intensive.


Auditions: March 5, 2023 1:30-3:30pm 



Thanks to our community for your support!

We reached our $30,000 End of Year fundraising goal. Thank you to everyone who made a contribution. With your support, Malashock Dance will expand programs that foster a sense of belonging and ignite passion. We look forward to creating, learning, and sharing experiences with you throughout this new year.


(Starting at $50/hour)

Malashock Dance is hiring qualified and creative Teaching Artists with at least 1 year of in-school instruction experience.  

Are you passionate about sharing the benefits of Arts Education?

Interested in teaching dance to students in local San Diego schools?

Please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Nicole Diaz-Pellot at 
(Please be prepared to submit a lesson plan and/or video representation of your teaching.)


Malashock Dance
2650 Truxtun Rd. Suite 104 | San Diego, California 92106
(619) 260-1622 |

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