Maya June Dwyer
Adjunct Theatre Professor
W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214
Maya June Dwyer is an interdisciplinary director and choreographer, performing and teaching artist, and immersive theatre creator. With a blended background in movement, theatre, opera, and contemporary music, her work and learning draw inspiration from the intersection of these disciplines. Her education includes a dual B.A. in Theatre Performance and Community Engagement Through the Arts, as well as time spent training professionally with companies including The Hofesh Shechter Company, PUSH Physical Theatre, Alexandra Beller Dances, Punchdrunk, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Meredith Monk. At Le Moyne, Maya teaches as an adjunct theatre professor, and has had the honor of working as a guest director and movement director on main stage productions at the Performing Arts Center.
Outside of her work at Le Moyne College, Maya teaches at Manlius Pebble Hill School, where she directs plays and musicals, and instructs acting and dance courses. As an independent creator, Maya has been granted an Individual Artist Commission through NYSCA's Decentralization Program for the development of her original work, “The Herpes Play”, and was awarded a Creative Opportunity Fund grant from NYSCA-A.R.T./New York to co-create “Pansy Craze”, a musical immersive nightclub experience. Performance credits from recent years include PUSH Physical Theatre’s National Tour of “Dracula” (The Chosen), JCC Centerstage in Rochester’s “Indecent” (Chana), and Syracuse Summer Theatre at the Oncenter’s “Spring Awakening” (Wendla Bergman - Syracuse Area Live Theatre Award Recipient). Recent favorite creative projects include co-choreographing “Holding Patterns and Paradigm Shifts” with Imani Pearl Williams (scored by Ryan Chase in collaboration with The Society for New Music), and directing and choreographing “Fiddler on the Roof” as an outdoor, drive-in, in-the-round experience during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Maya is deeply in love with her beautiful home of Syracuse, NY, and she is grateful to live in a place where the community has so much heart, authenticity, and perseverance. For more information on upcoming projects, or to connect, visit www.mayajunedwyer.com.
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