Ja’ Malik, a former member of Cleveland Ballet, Oakland Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, City Dance Ensemble, Ballet Hispanico and Ballet X, is a freelance choreographer and teacher based in Harlem, New York. He has created works for North Carolina Dance Theater 2, Oakland Ballet, and CityDance Ensemble of Washington D.C. for which his work “Broken Prayers” earned him the citation as “a choreographer who shows a fine eye” by Pamela Squires of The Washington Post.
In 2010 Ja’ Malik was invited to present his work in Ballet Builders 20th anniversary and final presentation, Harlme E-Moves 11, the 92nd Street Y Dance at Noon Series and The Young Choreographers Showcase, where he was named a “Choreographer to Watch” by Rosalyn Sulcas of The New York Times for his ballet “The Hour Before”. In 2012 Ja’ Malik’s solo “A Love Sonnet” *Farewell* was chosen as a Division 1 Finalist in the 15th annual Choreography Festival presented by the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, CA.
In 2014, he choreographed August Strindberg’s play “Miss Julie” for the August Strindberg Repertory Co. He has created two new works for Craig Salstein’s Intermezzo Dance Company: “Variations On A Grosso” (2014) and “Journey to Pandora” (2015).