The mission of Malashock Dance is to promote dance as channel for personal expression through participation, education, and artistic collaboration.
In 1988, building on his extensive career in dance and theater, John Malashock founded Malashock Dance as a 501 (c) non-profit organization. Now based at Dance Place San Diego in historic Liberty Station, Malashock Dance provides access to quality dance performances, training, and education outreach programming for all San Diegans.
Malashock Dance’s impressive accomplishments include the creation of over 75 original dance works, six Emmy-award winning dance films, annual performances & workshops, participation in arts festivals, and numerous collaborative projects with the likes of KPBS-TV, San Diego Opera, San Diego Symphony, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla Music Society, Old Globe Theatre, Sacra/Profana, San Diego Museum of Art and Art of Élan.
Malashock Dance maintains a strong connection to the San Diego community through a full spectrum of dance classes and workshops. It also facilitates unique, in-school and after school outreach programs that provide access to dance education in communities that lack affordable arts programming.