What Have I Given?
Collaboration with Curtis Thomas for the 2017 Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival. Photo: Julie Verlinden
Commissioned for Perry Mansfield Performing Art's 104th Season, 2017 YAI Program. Costumes: Anamarys Perez Music: Pli by Jumo Lighting Design: Amy Legore and Aaron Musselwhite
A new work by Maya Taylor in collaboration with photographer David Gamble and Sean Yseult of the White Zombies. 20 minute installation piece to premiere in New Orleans, October 13th, 2017.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Maya served as the dance coordinator for Solange Knowles' 2016 performance.
Commissioned by the Marigny Opera Ballet, Giselle Deslondes is a full-length ballet set in a 1930s New Orleans dance hall. Based off of the dramatic scenario from the original Giselle, the production featured a new score by Tucker Fuller and choreography by Maya Taylor. Premiered November 18th, 2016. Photo: Elsa Hahne.
Commissioned by Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts for the 2016 YAI Program. Photo by Thomas Hohl.
Maya Taylor and Kellis McSparrin Oldenburg in Réalité Subjective for Southern Voices: 8. Réalité Subjective is an exploration of subjective matter among 5 individuals. Photo by Jim Karam.
Under a Glass Bell
Under a Glass Bell was originally created in the Spring of 2015 as a solo for Let's Dance International Frontiers in Leicester, England. It also premiered as a group piece for the Marigny Opera Ballet's final program of 2015 and was revived as a trio for the company's season finale in Spring 2016. Original music by Dustin Gledhill.
A two-act contemporary ballet inspired by the Greek myth of Orpheus. Commissioned by the Marigny Opera Ballet. Premiered with live music by Tucker Fuller at the Marigny Opera House, October 2nd,2015. Photo by Elsa Hahne.
Marigny Opera Ballet in "Summer" from The Four Seasons. Photo by Elsa Hahne.
Commissioned by the Marigny Opera Ballet. Cello sextet led by Elise Butler-Pinkham with music by Giovanni Sollima and Daniel Kreder. Photo by Elsa Hahne.
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
L to R: Jessica Reed, Haruna Asunama, Lauren Wichert, Kim Sernett Photo Credit: Jim Williams
Choreographed by: Maya Taylor Music: The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky Accompanied by: Omaha Area Youth Orchestra, directed by Aviva Segall
Red Axiom (2012)
Commissioned by UNO's The Moving Company.
Premiered on February 28th, 2013 at Omaha Performing Arts' The Rite Returns: Celebrate Movement, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.
Composed by: Jack White and Joby Talbot
Particles of the Universe
Studio rehearsal for ODP 2013. L to R: Madeline Koesters, Raquel Gomez Photo Credit: Jim Williams
We Move Lightly (2012)
Studio rehearsal for ODP 2013. L to R: Kim Sernett, Lauren Wichert Photo Credit: Jim Williams
Magic Man (2012)
Premiered February 2013 at Omaha Dance Project.
Music: Magic Man
Composed by: Coco Robicheaux
Premiered at Creighton University's Spring Dance Concert in April 2012.
Composed by: Olafur Arnalds
Premiered at Creighton University's 2012 Spring Dance Concert.
Filmed by: Calvin Smothers
Music: Ausencia Praia by Antonio Pinto
Vive Paris: Act II
Commissioned by Dance Coordinator Patrick Roddy, for the Creighton Fall Dance Concert in 2012.
Influenced by 1960s French cinema and cafe culture, Maya used popular dances, music from the 60s with costumes by Lindsay Pape to create Act II. Bill Van Deest helped to design and create the set for a local cafe in the heart of Paris.
The Madison by Westhell Five
Le banquet by Yann Tiersen
Laisse tomber les filles by France Gall
Pas si simple by Yann Tiersen
Basal Metabolism by George and Ira Gershwin
Le banquet by Yann Tiersen
La Dispute by Yann Tiersen
Unimpeded Journey (2011)
Commissioned by Omaha Academy of Ballet and the Jewish Community Center of Omaha for Omaha Dance Project 2012.
Music: Exogenesis: Symphony, Part 3 (Redemption)
Composed by: Muse
La Dispute (2011)
La Dispute was commissioned by Robin Welch Dance Arts in Omaha, NE. Premiered at Regional Dance America's 2012 National Festival in Montreal.
Music: La Dispute
Composed by: Yann Tiersen
Commissioned by University of Omaha's The Moving Company. Premiered at Omaha Dance Project 2011.
Composed by: Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek & Reinhold Hell