Maurice is an American born European based dance artist. He began studying ballet at the age of 15 in his hometown of Florence, Alabama with Patsy Hill and Michael McCadden. His training includes Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, School of the American Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre School, and the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. Maurice was for eight years a Soloist Dancer with William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet. He has also danced with the Cleveland Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and as Soloist Dancer with the Gothenburg Ballet in Sweden.
Maurice has been Ballet Master for both the Royal Swedish Ballet (2002-2003) and The Netherlands Dance Theatre 1 (2004-2010). He has choreographed original works for companies including The Netherlands Dance Theatre 1, Northwestern Dance Project, Hubbard Street 2, Milwaukee Ballet, Company C, Stockholm 59 North, Augsburg Ballet, Tanz Luzern Theatre, Ballet Arabesque of Sofia, Bulgaria and dance company iMEE of which he is Resident Choreographer. Maurice has also guest taught for companies such as Norwegian National Ballet, Cullberg Ballet, NDT 1 and 2, Royal Swedish Ballet, Norwegian Institute of the Arts,HJS in Amsterdam and Wayne McGregors Random Dance in London England.
He has been on Juries for several Ballet Competitions and has taught at The Prestigious Varna International Ballet Competition and The International Baltic Ballet Competition in Riga, Latvia. He’s choreographed for Galas and Schools throughout the US. Canada.
Europe, Korea and Australia (Khio) and as well stages Ballets by William Forsythe. Maurice has given workshops of creative and choreographic movement and teaches Forsythe’s improvisation Technologies around the world. He has been featured in several short films. documentaries publications about dance and is currently a patron for the Austinmer Dance Theater in Australia directed by Michelle Forte. He is Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Maurice joined insightDproject in 2017