MALEEK WASHINGTON is from the Bronx, New York. A alumni of the Boston Conservatory, where he studied on full scholarship, he began his dance training at Harlem School of The Arts, Broadway Dance Center and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. He has danced with CityDance Ensemble (Washington DC), Montreal’s SpringBoard Danse (working with Jose Navas & RUBBERBAND), and Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M for four seasons, before becoming the first African-American male to perform in Sleep No More. He has also performed for Sia, Phish, and Rihanna (for an immersive experience for her AntidiaRy Campaign) and ASAP Rocky. Maleek was part of NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live and performed with Camille A. Brown and Dancers in the 2018 Ted Talk Conference in Vancouver. Maleek has been a member of Camille A. Brown and dancers for 5 seasons having the opportunity to work on shows like the Grammy winning Porgy and Bess of the Metropolitian Opera as an assistant choreographer, Spike Lees Mont Blanc Commerical as assistant choreographer, and Camilles Alvin Ailey piece entitled City of Rain.
Maleek was a guest choreographer and adjunct professor at University School of the Arts for fall 2019 and Bard University 2020. Finished his 3rd year choreographing at Sydney’s premiere Full time training program Brent Street and was Movement Director for Fenders “Inside the Box” with guitarist Nile Rodgers.
Currently Washington is the assistant choreographer to Camille A. Brown at the Metropolitan Opera for her directorial debut for “Fire shut up In my bones”. Which will make history for being the first Opera composed by Terrance Blanchard an African American Man.
Maleek is honored to be a receipt of New York Live Arts Fresh Track initiative of 2021. Also to be nominated for a Bessie in “Outstanding Breakout Choreographer “ category.