The Future of Ballet with Madison Ballet’s Ja’ Malik
Earlier this year Madison Ballet announced that Artistic Director Ja’ Malik would step up as the company’s interim Executive Director. Ja’ Malik joins us in the studio to talk about his new role, his vision for Madison Ballet, and the career that led him to Madison.
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Ja’ Malik is Madison Ballet’s Artistic Director and Interim Executive Director. He built a career of executing commissions from nationally-renowned dance companies and advocating for representation of Black artists.
He founded New York City’s Ballet Boy Productions, whose mission is to create pathways for young Black men to thrive in a dance career. In 2019, Ja’ Malik collaborated with Tony-nominated Camille A. Brown on choreography for The Public Theater’s 2019 production of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf, and he has danced with companies all over the world.
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