Malia McMullen
Actor, Dancer
UBCP | ACTRA
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
– Martha Graham

Malia’s passion for dance and creating movement started at the early age of seven years old. She would turn on music and write down steps to a song and perform the choreography for her family. When Malia was twelve years old she enrolled myself in her first ballet class at the local dance studio in Duncan. It was there that her teacher pushed her to auditon for Royal Winnipeg ballet. After she attended the RWB summer intensive Malia was hungry for more. She began participating in the local Cowichan Music Festival performing up to 10 solos a year in all different genres including improvisation.

When Malia was 16 years old she decided to take her training up another level and created an audition tape for the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, hoping for a spot in their summer intensive. They ended up offering her their elite scholarship and a spot in their year long training program. Malia decided to give up her academic scholarship at the private school she was attending and move to New York City during her senior year of high school.

In New York City, Malia trained in all styles including Horton, Graham, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, and Jazz. During her final year in New York City she decided to change her focus in dance to Hip hop. Malia got the opportunity to dance in Yandel’s Dangerous Tour, Farruko’s Tour and La Megaton at Madison Square Garden. She is now currently in a heels company in New York City called “Urban Glam Dance” and has monthly shows at The Slipper Room.