Maya Taylor's focus is connecting the worlds of contemporary dance, fashion, and pop culture through her choreography for music videos, tv/film, and stage.
Clients of her movement include Arcade Fire, St. Vincent (The Ellen Show), Solange Knowles (Movement Director for The Tonight Show, Scales (Marfa), Don't Touch My Hair, Cranes) and SZA (The Weekend). Maya's work can be seen in the upcoming Netflix film The Dirt, directed by Jeff Tremaine and throughout Season 1 and 2 of the TNT drama, CLAWS. Her dancing has also been featured in music videos for One Republic, Wolf Gang, Generationals, and Sweet Crude.
Raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Maya studied classical ballet for many years before diving into contemporary, classical modern, jazz, hip hop, and improvisation. She studied at Ballet West Conservatory, The Ailey School, Jacob’s Pillow and is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program. Shortly after receiving her degree, Maya joined Elisa Monte Dance and for several years performed throughout the United States and Europe.
Maya has been commissioned to teach and create new works for Let's Dance International Frontiers, Perry Mansfield Performing Arts, Harvest Dance Chicago, Schramel Conservatory, Creighton University, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Regional Dance America, Omaha Performing Arts and Marigny Opera Ballet. Her work, One Thousand and One has also been featured in DANCE Magazine.