Photo by  Audrey Derell , 2016

Photo by Audrey Derell, 2016

Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Malia holds a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies with a Dance minor from Chapman University. She is interested in the intersection of these studies, and work that examines and illuminates their connections and parallels. She is an artist facilitator for the Tenderloin-based community art company, Skywatchers, under the direction of Anne Bluethenthal. Since moving to San Francisco, she has worked and performed with Cali & Co., RAWdance, Krista DeNio's EchoTheatreSuitcase Project, Five Feet Dance, and others.