MAYA JUNE DWYER
interdisciplinary performer and creator
Maya June Dwyer is an interdisciplinary performing artist, theatre creator, and director/choreographer based in New York. Maya works locally, regionally, and internationally across many performance disciplines, including dance, physical and immersive theatre and film, and enjoys exploring the intersection of these forms in nontraditional spaces.
Maya has worked and trained professionally with theatre and movement companies both within the U.S.A. and internationally. These companies include The Hofesh Shechter Company, PUSH Physical Theatre, Pilobolus, Alexandra Beller Dances, Meryl Tankard (Australian Dance Theatre), Meredith Monk, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and ThirdRail Projects. Maya attended SUNY Empire State College, where she created her own double Bachelors of the Arts program in Theatre Performance and Community Engagement Through the Arts. This nontraditional college degree was fulfilled through evaluated experiential learning and online classes while working and training as an artist while in school.
Maya has experience in a broad range of teaching and directing opportunities with public and private schools, arts organizations, and community centers. These have include Le Moyne College, Manlius Pebble Hill School, Peaceful Schools, The Syracuse City School District, and PUSH Physical Theatre.
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; and both an "Opportunity to Create" grant from NYSCA-A.R.T./New York, and a Community Arts Grant from NYSCA for Pansy Craze, a immersive, music and dance-theatre work she conceptualized, directed and choreographed, and co-created. She has twice been commissioned to create dance works with The Society for New Music's Vision of Sound festival in collaboration with contemporary composers. In recent yearsa, Maya was a part of the Stage Directors and Choreographer's Foundation Observership Program, as well as Hangar Theatre's Lab Company.
t r a i n i n g
h o f e s h s h e c h t e r c o m p a n y
p i l o b o l u s
p u s h p h y s i c a l t h e a t r e
t h i r d r a i l p r o j e c t s
p u n c h d r u n k i n t e r n a t i o n a l
a l e x a n d r a b e l l e r d a n c e s
s h e n w e i d a n c e a r t s
m e r e d i t h m o n k
m e r y l t a n k a r d
t h e T E A M
observerships, programs, and honors
stage directors and choreographers foundation observership program
syracuse stage emerging directors observership with bob hupp
hangar theatre lab company
syracuse area live theatre award for best leading actress in a musical (wendla, spring awakening)
syracuse area live theatre award nomination for best director of a professional play (marie and the nutcracker prince)
le moyne college arts impact awards nomination (2020)