Maya CollinsCorps de Ballet
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Maya Collins was born in San Francisco and there began her training at City Ballet School under the direction of Damara Bennett. After spending three summers on full scholarship at the School of American Ballet in New York City, she was asked to continue her training for the year on full scholarship at the age of 17. At the age of 18, Collins was offered an apprenticeship with New York City Ballet and the following year was promoted to the corps de ballet. From 2003-2011, Collins danced various corps and soloist roles and was chosen to originate many new works with New York City Ballet. In 2011, Collins joined Miami City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet.
Roles since joining MCB
Sir Fredrick Ashton
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Collins has originated corps roles in Liam Scarlett’s Euphotic.