Dear Friend,

We started the new year with a run of six sold-out performances, community classes, and a wonderful school assembly for students at CPMA and Madison High School. We are moved by your outpouring of support and enthusiasm for our new Artistic Director, Christopher K. Morgan, who has shown incredible dedication to our mission, values, and community. As we move into a new era for our organization, I want you to know that you are the center of it all. We want to include your voices in everything we do and are committed to building meaningful programs alongside you. We will continue to provide ways for you to give feedback so that we can all feel a sense of pride and joy as Malashock Dance thrives. If you attended Everyday Dances III, please complete the survey below. I look forward to hearing from you!


Molly Puryear, Executive Director

Dancers: Natalia Hill, Nick McGhee, Chelsea Zeffiro

Photo: Doug McMinimy


Thank you to everyone who attended our 6 sold-out shows! Your feedback is an important part of our growth and commitment to serving our community in authentic and meaningful ways. Please take 3 minutes to complete this survey if you attended!


Location: The San Diego Museum of Art

Saturday, March 23, 2024
3:00–4:00 p.m. PT
SDMA James S. Copley Auditorium

SDMA in partnership with Malashock Dance presents a new contemporary dance performance inspired by Arshile Gorky’s Child’s Companion, on loan to The San Diego Museum of Art from Art Bridges and on view through July 2024 in the Art of the 20th Century. See the new dance choreographed by Christopher K. Morgan, plus two additional dance pieces. Six professional dancers and one musician breath life into the dance pieces, shedding new light on works on view at The San Diego Museum of Art.

The performance features interactive conversation and a rare opportunity to experience two choreographic interpretations of the same work of art.

Show your lecture ticket for free same-day Museum admission to enjoy the Museum galleries before or after the performance. The Museum is open Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

FREE to Youth 17 & Under – Sponsored by T. Rowe Price Associates in honor of Advisory Firm Principals. Please be advised you will need to show proof of age upon arrival. Additionally children 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (age 18 years or older) at all times.

Christopher K. Morgan performed at the White House Domestic Policy Council/NEA Summit in Washington DC

Malashock's Artistic Director was invited by The White House Domestic Policy Council and the National Endowment for the Arts to perform his solo Unpredictable Repeat Hesitation at “Healing, Bridging, Thriving: A Summit on Arts and Culture in our Communities”.

This first-of-its-kind national convening brough together leaders from across sectors, including government officials, policymakers, artists, arts advocates, labor leaders, and the public. The Summit engaged over 400 in person attendees from around the country, and the livestream had over 3,000 attendees. If you’d like to revisit any portion of the day, you can do so by clicking the button below.

Wednesday Night Adult Mini Series Begins

Wednesdays in February 7:00-8:30pm
Intermediate/Advanced Modern
with Artistic Director, Christopher K. Morgan

Join Malashock Dance’s new Artistic Director in this mini series of intermediate advanced contemporary dance classes. There’s no better way to get to know him than to dance with him!

Through a warm-up that incorporates yoga, release technique, modern dance and a thoughtful build-up to full bodied virtuosic movement, students are asked to bring their entire selves into the class and express themselves without inhibition. Some exercises will be repeated from one class to the next, with new material being added each class as well, making it perfect for anyone whether you can just do one of the classes, or all four!


March's Mini Series will be taught by Former Company Dancer, Rachel Torres

Summer Dance Institute Applications Open

June 23 - July 6, 2024

In a rapidly evolving performing arts field, dancers must broaden their mastery of dance while developing expertise in arts administration, education, and build their community network. This unique Summer Dance Institute will expose participants to the work of two dance companies – Christopher K. Morgan & Artists and Malashock Dance & Company, and connect participants with other San Diego dance community artists providing a comprehensive view of making a life in dance. With contemporary dance technique classes, repertory sessions, choreographic tool building, mentorship in arts administration and education, a networking event, and photo shoot, artists will leave empowered with tools and connections to create the artistic life they desire.

Be in space and inspired by guests from the San Diego dance scene, Malashock Dance & Company dancers, and CKM&A collaborators.


Learn more about our Outreach Programs and how to schedule a Malashock Dance Company Assembly!

Heartfelt gratitude for the warm reception received from CPMA and Madison High School Students.

On Thursday, February 1st, CPMA hosted Malashock Dance Company for an National Core Arts, Integrated Assembly performance, featuring six excerpts from Everyday Dances III, engaging student interactions, and a lively Q&A with Malashock Dance Company Dancers and Choreographers,

We want to express our sincere appreciation for the gracious welcome. The engaging and reflective questions from CPMA and Madison High School students added an extra layer of joy to the event. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our passion for dance. Thank you!


Image by Doug McMinimy 

Celebrating community support for Everyday Dances III

Thank you to the 44 supporters who added a donation to their Everyday Dances III ticket order, as well as the 4 individuals who made contributions immediately following the production. You brought together a community by helping produce 6 shows, 2 open rehearsals, and 1 assembly for middle and high school students. 

Donors who gave in January 2024: Vincent Baglin, Bonnie Baron, Douglas Boggs, Kathren Bouldin, Summer Broyhill, Jerry Buckley, Erica Buechner, Caitlin Chapman, Bonnie Cheng Hanson, Stephen Christian, Rebecca Clements, Duke Doudna, Lynn Fayman Fund for Dance, Joyce Gattas, Mary Ann Gross, James Grutkowski, Louise Guarnotta, Andrea Hanson, Mary Hardison-Castaneda, Thesa Jolly, Lynne Knize, Lilia Koriazova, David Lees, Dorothea Laub, Ingrid Luedtke, Daisy Martinez, Leslie Meads, Quentin Miller, Meili Murray, Nicholas Naylor-Leyland, Patricia O'Connor, Dolores Osisek, Lana Parra, Jaime Parra, Taylor Priselac, Vivien Ressler, Toni Robin, Shannon Snyder, Lynn Susholtz, Lisa Sweet, Catherine Sweet, Wanda Tong Corbin, David Tucker, Angela Wang and Douglas Conrad, Beverly Weurding, Terry Wilson, Elizabeth Yang, Keith York, Colette York. 

Every dollar makes a difference and is celebrated. Our goal is to raise $40,000 to support production costs not covered by ticket sales. We are 86% of the way there, having raised $34,564. It is not too late to support Everyday Dances III.  Donate today!


Pieces of Us features the exquisite dancers of San Diego Dance Theater performing four dances by guest artists Kim Epifano, Randé Dorn and Jean Isaacs, alongisde Artistic Director Terry Wilson.  

Friday, March 15th, 2024, at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 16th, 2024, at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 17th, 2024, at 2:00pm

Light Box Theater at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
2590 Truxtun Road, Building 176, Suite 205
San Diego, CA 92106

Tickets: $30 General admission
$20 Senior, Military, Student, Artist

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