Maleek Washington is a native New Yorker from the Bronx. He began his studies at Harlem School of The Arts, Broadway Dance Center and LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts. He received a full scholarship to continue his education at The Boston Conservatory, and soon after he began dancing professionally. First he danced for Commonwealth Ballet, followed by CityDance Ensemble (Washington DC), where he worked with Paul Taylor, Kate Weare, and Alex Neoral. He attended SpringBoard Danse Montreal, performed in eight countries worldwide and performed at notorious national locations including The White House, the John F. Kennedy Center and Jacob's Pillow.
Maleek later moved back to New York City to collaborate with McArthur Genius awardee, Kyle Abraham, and his company Abraham.in.Motion (A.I.M.) for four seasons. In 2014, Maleek co-founded Flying.Under.The.Radar, a dance collective that fuses technology and dance, and is currently serving as Associate Director.
Presently, Maleek is the first African American male performing in the immersive show Sleep No More. After signing to CESD talent agency, Maleek has performed for musical sensation Sia on Good Morning America, and for Rhianna for an immersive experience for her AntiDiary Campaign.
Maleek is proud to be on faculty at the Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary program, and is a guest teacher at Broadway Dance Center, Gibney Dance, Peridance, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and CityDance Conservatory (Bethesda, MD).
"Dancers are athletes of gods" -Albert Einstein