Maya Taylor is a highly sought after choreographer and movement director based in Los Angeles and New Orleans. Her work is visible in multiple creative and commercial domains, ranging from stage performance to television, film, and fashion.
Maya’s choreography has made distinct contributions to the incredible visions of Solange Knowles, Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, SZA, and St. Vincent. Her movement has been presented on The Ellen Show, Saturday Night Live, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Maya’s work for St. Vincent’s live performance on The Ellen Show was featured in the PLAY IT LOUD: Instruments of Rock & Roll exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In commercial television and film, Maya’s most recent credits include HULU’s Looking for Alaska, TNT’s CLAWS (Seasons 1-3), Netflix’s The Dirt, and the upcoming feature The Lovebirds, directed by Michael Showalter. She has also provided movement direction for Carlota Guerrero’s Spiritual Striptease and for high-profile fashion brands such as KREWE and Collina Strada.
In 2019, Maya was nominated for an MTV VMA for Best Choreography for her collaboration on Solange Knowles’ ALMEDA.
Taylor uses her extensive background in classical and contemporary dance to create choreography for the stage, across major cities in the United States and the UK. She has presented works for such notable dance organizations as New Orleans Ballet Theatre, Perry Mansfield, Harvest Dance Chicago, Let's Dance International Frontiers, Schramel Conservatory, Omaha Performing Arts, Creighton University, Regional Dance America, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. From 2014-2017, Maya acted as rehearsal director and resident choreographer for the Marigny Opera Ballet. While creating for the company, she received accolades for her choreography from Outstanding Modern Dance Presentation (Selcouth Liaison) to Outstanding Choreography (Giselle Deslondes). Her 2013 solo, One Thousand and One, exploring the narrative of the legendary queen Scheherazade, was also featured in DANCE Magazine.
Maya has extended her involvement in elevating dance to the forefront of the entertainment industry and continues to make her mark on the international arts scene. She aims to keep developing her high energy and unique style of choreography for the stage and screen by pursuing collaborations with musical artists, contemporary dance artists, inclusive fashion/lifestyle brands, and directors that are creative pioneers in their respective fields.