Maya Collins

Corps 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
Les Patineurs

George Balanchine
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™
La Valse

Liam Scarlett

Classical Repertoire
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky

Collins has originated corps roles in Liam Scarlett’s Euphotic.