Maxine Doyle - Northern School of Contemporary Dance





Maxine is an independent choreographer and director.  Since 2002 she has been  Associate Director and Choreographer for Punchdrunk, with whom she co-directed the multi-award winning Sleep No More (London, Boston, New York, Shanghai), The Drowned Man, The House Where Winter Lives, The Firebird Ball, Faust, Masque of the Red Death, Tunnel 228,  The Duchess of Malfi (an operatic collaboration with English National Opera and Thorsten Rasch) The Yellow Wallpaper.

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 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  Favour (National Theatre). Opera includes Faust (Baden Baden) and The Cunning Little Vixen (Glyndebourne). Work for brands includes Louis Vuitton and Selfridges.

Recent dance theatre work includes After Lethe (Staastheater Kassel).  Maxine is a regular principle artist at Springboard Danse Montreal creating Hubris, Electric Sheep and Miss D.   Maxine also teaches workshops internationally including the b12 festival in Berlin.  Future projects include new works for Verve Dance Company, Martha Graham Dance Company and a site-based dance theatre work  for Strut dance and the Perth Festival, Australia for 2019.  Most recently Maxine has been collaborating on her first feature film Mari.