M.F.A. in Choreographic Inquiry
Maya Billig is a choreographer, director, and dancer from Miami, Fl. A cross between fantasy and reality, her work is rooted in building surreal, hybrid worlds through the medium of dance theater. She is interested in researching the nuance of human behavior and sociopolitical structures through a blend of dystopian circumstances and the sublime. She has been supported by the Knight Foundation, Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami Light Project, Locust Projects, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Deering Estate, and was a Jacob’s Pillow 2021 Choreographic Fellow. Maya has been honored as a recipient of the Dance Miami Choreographer’s Award, featured in Dance Magazine March 2022 as an “On the Rise” artist, and was one of 8 choreographers chosen for the Art Omi international dance residency in Ghent, NY. Her dance films and music videos exploring her collaborations with visual artists and musicians have been screened nationally and internationally including Sweden, Bosnia, Italy, Cuba, Venezuela, and the US.
Besides receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from New World School of the Arts, Maya has trained heavily in contemporary dance, physical theater, and improvisational techniques throughout the US, Europe, Israel, and Australia. A vagabond at heart, she has traversed 32 countries and plans to spend her life investigating the world and its movement.