MAYA JUNE DWYER
interdisciplinary performer and creator
Maya June Dwyer is an interdisciplinary performing and teaching artist, theatre creator, and director/choreographer based in Upstate New York. Maya works locally, regionally, and internationally across many performance disciplines, including physical, musical, immersive, and devised theatre, movement and dance, and film, and enjoys exploring the intersection of these forms within nontraditional spaces. She is a current member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership program.
Her education includes two Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Theatre Performance, and Community Engagement Through the Arts, as well as rigorous professional training with companies both within the U.S.A. and internationally across the fields of theatre, music, and dance. These companies include The Hofesh Shechter Company, PUSH Physical Theatre, Alexandra Beller Dances, Meryl Tankard (Australian Dance Theatre), Meredith Monk, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and ThirdRail Projects.
In addition to performing, creating, and directing, Maya’s passion for teaching and community engagement has led her to a broad range of teaching and educational directing opportunities with public and private schools, arts organizations, and community centers. These include Le Moyne College, Manlius Pebble Hill School, Peaceful Schools, The Syracuse City School District, PUSH Physical Theatre, and the Deaf Refugee Advocacy of Rochester.
Maya has won grants at both regional and national levels for original work, including an Individual Artist Commission through NYSCA's Decentralization Program for her new work, The Herpes Play; an "Opportunity to Create" grant from NYSCA-A.R.T./New York.