Returning to her roots, Maya has been blessed to write and work on her first album as a solo artist as well performing her own works. Maya is elated to have the opportunity to work with Nathan Trice and Rituals family as well as Jumatatu and the entire idiosynCrazy productions family.
In 2002 she became a member of the Leah Stein Dance Company. In October 2010, Michele was one of seven Philadelphia dancers asked to participate in a partial reconstruction of Lucinda Childs’ work Interior Drama under the direction of Lucinda Childs and Ty Boomershine. She is also a regular performer and collaborator with idiosynCrazy Productions and Jumatatu Poe, with whom she performed at the 2010 Norristown Dance Festival (Flight Attendants) Michele was chosen to participate alongside two other Philadelphia dancers in the Red Thread project, an inter-generational dance work origianally created by three former Trisha Brown Company members Lisa Kraus, Eva Karczag and Vicky Shick (March 2010). In December 2009, she performed in Moving Parts/Meg Foley’s work cookie as a part of the Movement Research at Judson Church program in NYC. In the Spring of 2009, she collaborated and performed in the touring production of White Box Theatre’s Sea of Birds.
Current collaborations and upcoming projects in January 2011 include: new work with Sarah Yassky to be presented at Judson Church, a new work with Brian Sanders/JUNK, and the premiere of Jumatatu Poe’s FLATLAND 2010. Michele also teaches dance, yoga, and pilates-based classes in the Philadelphia area.