Micaela Taylor

Micaela Taylor

Photo: Lee Gumbs

Micaela Taylor is a dancer, and choreographer based in Los Angeles, CA. Trained in hip-hop and ballet, she has created her own dance genre called Expand Practice, exuding emotion from the core and creating varied physical shapes and textures as expressions of one’s authentic self. Her quirky style of exaggerated facial expressions, gesture, and athletic theatricality sets her work apart.

She received the Inaugural Springboard EMERGE Choreographic Award, was named in Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2019. She graced the cover of Dance Magazine in April 2020, and was awarded San Francisco’s Audience choice Award for “Best Solo Artist,” 2022.

A millennial herself, Taylor is a role model and influencer to aspiring BIPOC artists and is creating groundbreaking work that introduces commercial styles to concert dance. Taylor’s work has been presented at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Broad Stage, Ford Amphitheatre, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, The Wallis Annenberg, Sadler’s Wells, and New York City Center. Alongside that, Taylor has been most recently been commissioned to choreograph for Rambert Dance Company 2, The Getty Museum, Nederlands Dans Theater – NDT 2, and more.

'Lights, Camera, Dismantled' by Micaela Taylor was her first creation for NDT. Photo: Rahi Rezvani