(Cincinnati, Ohio) Mr. Kitchen began his formal dance training at The School for Creative & Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. He began his professional career at the age of 17 with a role on the MTV television series, Taking The Stage. While training on scholarship at The Ailey School, Malik had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Robert Battle, Ronald K. Brown, Loni Landon, Jennifer Archibald, and Sonia Dawkins, among others. Malik also studied at LINES Ballet School as well as Springboard Danse Montreal. Malik has performed professionally in works by William Forsythe, Jae Man Joo, Lar Lubovitch, Elisa Monte, Francesca Harper, Jennifer Archibald, Bradley Shelver, Carlos Dos Santos Jr. and as a guest with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a special cast of 50 performance of 'Revelations'. He has appeared on national and international television, and has danced for rising female rapper, Angel Haze. Malik has also performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under the direction of Hope Boykin and has worked with companies such as The Steps Repertory Ensemble, Ballet Inc., Abarukas, Arch Dance Company, and The Francesca Harper Project. Malik is also currently a member of Elisa Monte Dance and the Steps Repertory Ensemble.