Featured in local, national, and international publications including The Columbian, The Seattle Times, The Belly Dance Chronicles, King 5 News, Belly Dance Japan, and Sequins & Shimmies, Malia Christina is the consummate performing artist.
Malia began her training in raqs sharqi, commonly known as belly dance, while studying biology at the University of Washington. She quickly discovered a natural talent for hip articulation and rhythm recognition. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science, she pursued a solo career in dance, drawing on her knowledge of human physiology to aid in her studies.
She has since gained recognition as a multi-disciplinary instructor, performer, and event producer. Known for her powerful and inspiring performances, she has been featured in several highly-acclaimed shows, including Orientalia Zanzibar, Folklife Festival, and ArabFest. She produced the theater show Saharan Soul, held at the prestigious Seattle Art Museum, as well as the sold-out event Hathor Unveiled. She continues to elevate the art of dance through local stage productions and smaller community events alike, promoting excellence and professionalism in the field.
Currently Malia is finding ways to utilize neofusion dance for the exploration of abstract concepts, ancestral connections, and embodied knowledge. She is a matriculated MALS student at Reed College in Portland, OR.
Malia is a Member of the International Dance Council CID