Native from Belgium with Cameroonian origins, Maya graduated from a BFA in dance at the PSPBB/Paris 8 University as well as from Rick Odum’s professional training and teaching programmes under scholarship award. Alumnus of the Springboard Dance Montreal and of the Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Programme, she is also an awardee of the Vocatio Foundation as well as of Phil Collins’s Little Dreams Foundation.
Upon graduating, Maya moved to Brussels where she danced for different choreographers and started developing her own artistic vision, works and projects. She co-founded The Dancing Society, a collective at the intersection of dance and different art forms as well as the Perpetuum Mobile, a Brussels-based international dance festival. Furthermore, she started sharing with passion her movement practices with both professional and amateur dancers.
Since moving to New York, Maya danced with the CR Dance Company and has been influenced by Gaga as well as physical theatre coupled with her personal movement research. This has inspired her to create new works (dance pieces, films, installations) and lead productions both in the US and in Belgium.