Artistic Director & Founder
Ashley has performed/choreographed at Jacob's Pillow, Teatro Madrid, Battery Dance Festival, The Barrow Street Theater, SummerStage, The Highline Ballroom, Webster Hall. Ashley is on faculty at Ballet Academy East, and Ellison Ballet in New York, studios in Mexico and Spain; and has taught at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway in New York City, and master classes internationally. She has worked with Ricky Martin, NeYo, Nicki Minaj, and Mila Kunis, for companies like Pilobolus, Derek Mitchell, Daniel Gwirtzman, Caroline Calouche & Co, Germaul Barnes, Ruddur Dance, and brands such as Netflix, Nike, Athleta, Nokia, Pixar, Microsoft, Heineken, Yahoo, the Rachel Ray Show and Lush Cosmetics. She has been seen off-Broadway in shows like West Side Story. She was invited to Madrid to teach at the Association of Dance Professionals and choreograph for recording artist Nuria Elosegui. Ashley performed Sia's music video "Soon We Will Be Found", in Central Park Summerstage, in a Boost Mobile commercial, danced in a feature film with Justin Timberlake, is credited with choreographing feature film "The Ride of Tom and Valkyrie". Ashley was in the original dance film "Here We Go Again", has performed two seasons as Fritz/Rat King/Russia in "DIY Nutcracker", "The Barber of Seville" with the Amore Opera, and "Peter Pan" for Broadway Asia. This is Ashely first season with Maliek Dance Theater.
Brooklyn born and bred, Jalyn Gill received her training at Edge School of the Arts, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Mark Morris Dance Group. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Montclair State University and holds a B.F.A in Dance. Jalyn has performed in works by Earl Mosley, Martha Graham, Christian vonHoward and Ohad Naharin. She also enjoyed an opportunity to travel abroad to Stockholm, Sweden to participate in an intensive with DOCH University and Balletakadimen. Now, Jalyn has been focusing on teaching ballet, jazz, hip hop and modern at various dance schools. This is Jalyn first season with Maliek Dance Theater.
Jayquan Savage was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. He started his training at the age of 13 At Brooklyn High School Of the Arts and Restoration Plaza. Jayquan Obtained his BFA in dance May of 2020 from Montclair State University. Throughout his years of training he has at the opportunities of working with and performing works by Fredrick Earl Mosley, Kathleen Kelly, Nathan Trice, Clifton Brown, Maxine Steinman, Martha Graham, And Ohad Naharin. Post graduation Jayquan has spent his time teaching students at his local community center, choreographing music videos for upcoming musicians and performing works with project based company’s.
This is Savage first season with Maliek Dance Theater.