Micaela Taylor is a professional dancer/teacher/Artistic Director of The TL Collective. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, she trained at Marat Daukayev School of Ballet and Los Angeles County High School of the Arts. She graduated from Cornish College of the Arts and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance, 2014. She is the recipient of the Inaugural Springboard EMERGE Choreographic Award and recently named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch,” 2018. Her work is trailblazing in the city of Los Angeles and beyond.
She has worked and performed with Ate9 Dance Company, Zoe Scofield, Camille A. Brown, Kate Wallich, & BODYTRAFFIC. Nonetheless, her choreographic passion led her to found Los Angeles based contemporary dance company, The TL Collective in 2016. Her individual movement style of Hip Hop combined with contemporary technique has led her to find a new way for people to move which is best described as Contemporary/Pop.
Alongside the launch of The TL Collective, Taylor has been commissioned to choreograph and teach by LA Contemporary Dance Company, Gibney Dance Company, BODYTRAFFIC, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, B12 Festival Berlin, Carlos Acosta’s Acosta Danza, AMDA College, Springboard Danse Montreal, MoveNYC, Cal State Long Beach, and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre.
Her work has been presented by Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Broad Stage, The Barclay Center, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Gelsey Kirkland Performing Arts Center, ACE Hotel, Raymond Kabaaz Theatre, Grand Performances, and Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.
Micaela choreographed the new LACDC work SPORTY, which premiered at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in Fall 2016 and has toured to Argentina and New Zealand.