Chicago Tribune 2017New Orleans-based Maya Taylor’s exquisite “What Have I Given” is....a dance that is only barely contained by Ruth Page’s deep stage.
See Chicago DanceMaya Taylor and Curtis Thomas brought a burly, untamed energy to their powerful interplay. Their compelling duet made strong use of oppositional movement and bold attack to embody a relationship of complex needs, conflict, and almost violent interdependence.
Dance Magazine 2013"In her video, One Thousand and One, choreographer and dancer Maya Taylor channels Scheherazade. She calmly sinks to the floor and cuts through the atmosphere with both determination and delicacy. The sparse piano music by Antonio Pinto is from the 2009 Brazilian film À Deriva ("adrift" in Portuguese). But Taylor isn't adrift at all. Like the legendary Persian queen herself, she knows exactly what she is doing." -Editor's Note
New York Times 2009"And yet. Mr. Broussard and his Cowboys are fabulous: You start moving in your seat as soon as their rhythmic, rich melodies, both joyous and mournful, flood the theater...inspiring some of the liveliest performances of the night from such fine dancers as...Maya Taylor." Claudia La Rocco
Dance Magazine 2009"The varied vignettes not only gaze into the Louisiana world but also showcase the dancers’ skills. Maya Taylor’s come-hither hip flicks...were memorable and indicative of the what the company has to offer." -Emily Macel