PRESS

2017

Why Pina Was An Inspiration Like No Other

All Kinds of Duets Featured in First Weekend of Harvest Dance Fest

Harvesting Individuality

See New Orleans Choreographer Maya Taylor's cool moves: NOLA Profiles

Sweet Crude Share Moving New Video "Mon Esprit"

Orpheus Ascending

Inside The Arts: Orfeo Returns

Marigny Opera House presents well-received ballet, Orfeo

Maya Taylor on the Bittersweetness of Orfeo

Orfeo Redux: What to Expect

ORFEO RETURNS TO MARIGNY OPERA HOUSE

Marigny Opera Ballet shines in The Art of Jazz

Winners announced at 2017 Tribute to the Classical Arts

Here are the nominees for the 2017 Big Easy Tribute to the Classical Arts

2016

An updated 'Giselle' to open Marigny Opera House's Third Season

'Giselle' with a New Orleans Twist: Marigny Opera Ballet puts new spin on classic

Marigny Opera Ballet turns Giselle into a New Orleans story

Youthful Performers close out Perry-Mansfield season

Black Female Dancers in America (featuring Maya Taylor)

Marigny Opera Ballet to reprise ‘Orfeo,’ add premieres

2015

Marigny Opera Ballet delivers an ardent, reimagined Orfeo

Artists in Their Own Words: Maya Taylor 

Marigny Opera Ballet stages an original 'Orfeo'

An Interview with Maya Taylor 

My NOLA: 20 Questions with Maya Taylor 

International Dance Festival Returns to Leicester for the 5th Year 

Leicester Mercury: Let's Dance International Frontiers star Maya Taylor is set to move you 

Maya Taylor on LDIF and Beyond

Marigny Opera House Dance premieres contemporary 'Four Seasons' in New Orleans

Maya Taylor On: The difference between New Orleans, New York, and Los Angeles

2014 

Ambition Brings Glory to Marigny Opera House Dance Company

A New Dance Company Emerges Out of the Marigny

Dance Performances in New Orleans

2013

New Orleans & Me Interview 

May Dance Magazine Video of the Month

2009

Zydeco Spices Up a Straight-Laced Show

Dance Magazine Review 

  • Chicago Tribune 2017

    New 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 Dance

    Maya 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