Maleek Washington

Maleek Washington, a native New Yorker, is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist at Broadway Dance Center and a collaborator with CABD. Washington’s art uses multidisciplinary, experiential perfor­mance works that investigate the people, practices, and spaces shaping Washington’s Black identity. In addition to creating an extensive career as a teaching artist, Wash­ington has taught at Joffrey Jazz and Con­temporary, Boston Conservatory, LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts, Bard College, Move NYC, and NYU Tisch, to name a few. In 2017, Washington presented his art at the Boston Dance Festival, Pepatian and BAAD!, Periapsis Dance and Music Noesis, and at the legendary Movement Research at Judson Church. In 2019, Gibney granted Washington an evening-length show called Shadows: the Bronx Blues. Washington has worked with Sia, Kyle Abraham, Rihanna, ASAP Rocky, and Nas. Recently, Washington was nominated for Outstanding Breakout Choreographer at the 2021 Bessie Awards. Washington completed a successful run as assistant choreographer to Camille A. Brown at the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Fire Shut up in my Bones. He was named a New York Live Arts Fresh Track grantee. Recently, he has received the prestigious Princess Grace Award for Choreography, nominated by Kyle Abraham of Abraham.In.Motion. This is his sixth season with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, where he also serves as an artistic associate.