Malia is the director of Rifleman Productions through which she develops her own work and collaborates with other artists on new work. She is also the current Artistic Director and principal choreographer for the World of Wearable Art Awards Show and has been their principal Choreographer and Stage Director since 2001. Malia is a guest choreographer and technique teacher at the New Zealand School of Dance and Unitec’s Dance programme and has presented works for each school for their Graduation performances.
Malia has had a close choreographic relationship with and is regularly commissioned by Footnote Dance Co, and has been choreographing works on the company since 1999. In 2010 she made a new work, Perlieu, on Footnote also, which toured to Shanghai for the New Zealand National Day performance as part of the 2010 World Expo in China.
Malia has also had a significant performance and choreographic relationship with Touch Compass Dance Co for whom she has made several works and will create on the company again this year.
Malia's work has toured extensively to venues and arts festivals throughout New Zealand. Terrain, a duet made in collaboration with Guy Ryan, and Amanimal in collaboration with theatre director Emma Willis, will be performed as a Double Bill season at the Loft theatre from the 27th Feb-2nd March this year.
Artistic Director & Choreographer | World of WearableArt Ltd