Maya Taylor Dance

Maya Taylor Dance (New Orleans, LA) was founded in 2012 to help propel the choreographic vision of artistic director, Maya Taylor, through contemporary collaborations in dance, music, and film. The collective works to explore highly athletic, visually powerful, and deeply emotional works through ideas that center on the dark and beautiful moments that encompass the human experience. MTD was originally founded in Omaha, Nebraska before moving to New Orleans, LA in 2013.

Maya Taylor is an internationally recognized performer and choreographer based in New Orleans. Maya trained at Ballet West Conservatory, The Ailey School, Jacob's Pillow, and is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program. After graduating, Maya joined Elisa Monte Dance and for several years performed throughout the US and Europe. She began choreographing in 2010 and has been commissioned to create works from Omaha, Nebraska to Leicester, England. From 2014-2017, she worked with the Marigny Opera Ballet, creating two full-length works for the company, Orfeo and Giselle, among many others. Maya is currently the dance coordinator for Solange Knowles.