Maleek Washington was born in the Bronx, New York, and at seven years old was introduced to dance at Broadway Dance Center and the Harlem School of the Arts.
After attending LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts, Maleek continued his education at The Boston Conservatory while dancing for CommonWeallth Ballet. Soon after, Maleek joined CityDance Ensemble, a company that performed works by Paul Taylor, Kate Weare, and Alex Noreal in over eight countries.
During his time with Citydance, Maleek attended SpringBoard Danse in Montreal where he was able to join Jose Novas's Company, Flak, for two seasons of European tours. Currently, Maleek is in his third season collaborating with McArthur Genius awardee Kyle Abraham, and his company Abraham in Motion.
After returning to New York, Maleek has collaborated with Loni Landon, Brice Mousset, Mettin Movement and Cindy Salgado of Kidd Pivot. Recently Maleek finished performing in Die Feldermaus at the Metropolitan Opera.