Dear Friend,

I moved a lot throughout my childhood, but dance class was the place that stayed familiar and safe; even across states the structure and skills remained the same. I decided early in my life that I wanted to be the one creating that safe space for people. Not everyone gets to have their dream job, but I am one of the lucky few. I have come to work every day over my last 4 years with Malashock and worked with people of all ages, abilities, desires, and walks of life. Every day I see how having access to the space we create makes a difference in their lives.

One of the things I am most proud of is that at Malashock Dance, it doesn’t matter who you are. You can be a young child just starting out on your dance journey, an older beginner wanting to build confidence, someone who used to love dance and looking for a way to get back to it, or your aspiration is to become a professional dancer – we have a safe, familiar place for you here.

See you in the studio,

Kaely Garred, School Operations Manager / 619.260.1622 ext. 1



October 7 - 9 @ The Mingei International Museum

October 21 - 23 @ Malashock Dance Studio Theater

Everyday Dances II builds on the success of our Fall Production in our 2022 Season. The show is comprised of ten short dances in small groupings (solos, duets, trios quartets), created by nine incredible San Diego choreographers including works by John Malashock.




"When I took classes at Malashock in high school I had been mostly focused on ballet at school and my other studio up until then, so it felt radical when we got to try turns where we moved off our center axis in crazy directions. Without the chance to explore moving in different ways I definitely would not have been able to envision myself going to a college conservatory program for dance that emphasized ballet and modern equally. I am grateful for my early experiences as a Malashock student, and now it feels like a dream to make up combinations for our advanced modern students in the youth program, who are already comfortable in various styles at a younger age than I was!"
- Cleo Person, current faculty member and former Malashock student 

Thanks to the generous support of the Lynn Fayman Fund for Dance, we are thrilled to be able to offer four weekend workshops on a "Pay what you can" basis.

Join us for:

Horton - July 15-17
Graham - July 22-24
SuganoSystemBallet - August 12-14
Dunham - August 19-21



Malashock Dance, in collaboration with CoTA (Collaborations: Teachers and Artists) and KIT (Kids Included Together), presents a FREE day of professional development for teaching artists. The workshop will present practical, participatory sessions that will increase skills and knowledge around standards-based curriculum design, arts integration in schools, and inclusive teaching practices. Limited Enrollment - register today!

This program was made possible by the NTC Foundation with generous support from the Bank of Southern California and RiverRock Real Estate Group.


We know that you want to see quality dance that represents all of us for years to come, and now is the time to ensure that it is possible. Your donation or pledge will support fresh, innovative choreographic voices. Your participation will lead Malashock Dance into the future. Thank you to our generous donors who have already committed to helping us reach our goal to fund a THOUGHTFUL transition to new Artistic Leadership!


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