Dear Friend,

Happy New Year friends! It’s an especially joyful new year for me as I begin my tenure as Artistic Director of Malashock Dance. I’m honored to continue Founding Director John Malashock’s legacy and help shepherd the organization into its next era of artistic growth and deepening community connections.

The years leading up to this transition have been full of thoughtful preparation. As we continue to evolve, all of us at Malashock Dance are leaping into action in January; the Company will be performing Everyday Dances III, our teachers are preparing a new session for the School, Outreach will be sharing the power of dance at Foster Elementary, and Executive Director Molly Puryear and I will be going to New York to attend the Association of Performing Arts Professionals Annual Conference which I am co-chairing for the second time. While these current projects blossom, seeds are being planted for new initiatives. Stay tuned for updates in the months ahead.

Whether you celebrated the new year on January 1st or will be celebrating the upcoming lunar new year, I wish each of you a season full of health, happiness, and dance.

Christopher K. Morgan, Artistic Director


Tickets on Sale: Everyday Dances III

January 25-28, 2024

Everyday Dances III is a concert of ten new, short choreographic works by visionary choreographers based in San Diego, performed by the renowned Malashock Dance Company.

Malashock Dance produces the annual “Everyday Dances” concert to engage the community in discovering the wide variety of San Diego-based dance artists who are poised to share their powerful creative voices; demonstrate leadership; and fulfill their artistic vision in collaboration with a community of dance makers and professional dancers.

Choreographers: Viviana Alcazar, Matthew Armstrong, Gary Champi, Megan Curet, sol de la rosa, John Malashock, Jessica Rabanzo-Flores, Khamla Somphanh, Gina Bolles-Sorensen and Kyle Sorensen, and Chelsea Zeffiro. 


Christopher Performing in Washington DC!

Artistic Director Christopher Morgan has been 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 will bring together leaders from across sectors, including government officials, policymakers, artists, arts advocates, labor leaders, and the public.

Taking place on January 30, the summit will explore how the arts can contribute to health and well-being, animate and strengthen physical spaces, fuel our democracy, and drive equitable outcomes for communities across this country.

More information on the summit at the button below.


Spring Open House

Sunday January 7 is our Spring open house from 12:30-4:30.

Stop by for in person registration assistance and to pre-order dance gear. We'll have free classes for ages 3-6.

Spring Session

Youth Classes begin January 8 and culminate in a showcase June 8 & 9.

Registration is available now! For questions or help with level selection please contact school director, Kaely Garred -


Pop Up Classes

First, Join us Sunday January 7 for a creative movement class open to all levels of dance experience. The class is driven by improvisation with concepts rooted in softness an agility and led by Brianna Lopez (@bnicolelopez)

Then, on Saturday January 13, join Company Dancer and Everyday Dances II Choreographer, Chelsea Zeffiro (@chelsea_zeffiro) for Contemporary Pathways & Play.

The class will use various dance and improvisation techniques, warming up the body and the mind to explore contemporary style movement and play. 
This class will move fluidly between improvisation, partner concepts, phrase work, and floor work.

(No partnering experience or physical contact required. Alterations are available and encouraged to maintain safety and comfort for all.)


Enhance Education in 2024 with Malashock Dance Outreach!

Interested in bringing our transformative outreach programs to your child or students' school? 

Join us in bridging the gap between academics and dance for an enriching and dynamic learning adventure!

Explore Math in Motion, a captivating experience that intertwines Common Core State Standards in Math with the fluidity of dance. Witness numbers come to life, adding a dynamic and creative twist to traditional learning!

Contact Outreach Program Manager, Nicole Diaz-Pellot at to explore the possibilities!

To learn more about the impactful outreach programs we offer, click here


Dance belongs to everyone. Donate today! 

Thank you to everyone who helped us reach 65% of our $35,000 goal. Your support will create a gathering place for artists to expand what dance can do; it will produce events that connect creators, performers, and audiences; and it will nurture dance as a tool for life-long learning. 

It's not too late to support our end-of-year campaign! Check out our impact report to learn more about how your gift will illuminate the power of dance. 


Everyday Dances III sponsored in part by Chateau La Jolla 

Malashock Dance is grateful for support from local businesses, government agencies, and individuals. Without your support, we couldn't produce concerts such as Everyday Dances, or bring field trips and arts integration programs like Math in Motion to schools.  

This month we are recognizing one of our newest supporters, Chateau La Jolla, for sponsoring Everyday Dances III. Thank you!



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