Artistic director Across Oceans, performer, creator of award-winning mass ensemble & intimate chamber works since the 1970’s in conventional theatre, site-specific & community environments. Her practice has grown from 40 years of collaborations in contemporary arts in Canada, Asia, Europe. Teaching includes founding dance department Claude Watson High School for Performing Arts, faculty at Concordia, York, University of Toronto. Facilitator/speaker/ artist at institutions, festivals, groups worldwide.
Honours: OAC SeniorFellowship for collaborative practice; 2Dora Theatre Awards, 3nominations, Guelph DanceFest2014 AudienceFave, site-specific Fave TorontoStar2012; JapanFoundationAward2011; Toronto top10 dance shows 2009 (Now), CriticsPick InternationalBiennale Indonesia2006; commissions Olympics2004, European Cities of Culture2006 >www.acrossoceans.org
Actor, writer and dancer, Maxine provides acting, speaking and comportment coaching, experimental / freestyle dance, and contemporary, intermedial, dance and theater, self expression through movement and vocalization
Experienced with corporate events, festivals, conferences and education.
Offering creativity facilitation/workshops, presentations, workshops / classes, as well as services as facilitator and speaker on collaboration, community engagement, pluralism, arts across abilities.