Malia Johnston

Malia has been directing and choreographing live performances for over 20 years throughout Aotearoa. She has enjoyed collaborating with a wide range of performers and arts organisations and has been commissioned to create new works for companies nationally and internationally, as well as developing new live contemporary performances, alongside collaborators, with her own company, Movement of the Human. Malia directed the opening ceremony for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 and she has also been the show director for the World of Wearable Art awards shows since 2002, a show that welcomes around 60,000 people during its season in Wellington each year. Malia is known for her cross-form collaborations and her work often involves artists from diverse practices. Her latest work BELLE - A performance of Air collaborates with aerialists and aerial choreography.