Choreographer and Director
Maxine is an independent choreographer and director. She is also an Associate Director and choreographer for Punchdrunk and is the Executive Co-Creator, Co-Director and Choreographer of the multi-award winning Sleep No More (London, Boston, New York, Shanghai). For Punchdrunk she has also co-directed and choreographed The Drowned Man, The House Where Winter Lives, The Firebird Ball, Faust, Masque of the Red Death, Tunnel 228 and The Duchess of Malfi (an operatic collaboration with Torston Rasch and English National Opera.)
Maxine has an MA in choreography from the Laban centre and is a recipient of the Bonnie Bird choreography award. She was Artistic Director of First Person Dance Company from 1996 - 2003 touring works such as Deja Deux, In the Face of a Stranger, Plastic Chill and It's Only a Gameshow. In 2006 she was a Place Prize semi-finalist with Forest.
Her work for theatre includes After Lethe (Staatstheater Kassel), Evening at the Talk House (NT), Electra (Old Vic, The Changeling (Young Vic), Hamlet (Young Vic), The Children's Hour (The West End), Timon of Athens (The Globe) and Every Good Boy Deserves a Favour (National Theatre).
Opera includes Faust (Baden Baden) and The Cunning Little Vixen (Glyndebourne). Maxine's new dance theatre creation After Lethe premiered at Staastheater Kassel in May, 2016.
Future projects include workshop for Strut Dance (Perth, Australia) and an ongoing collaboration with photographer Julian Abrams.