Maya Billig was born and raised in Miami, Fl, where she currently resides. Through research-based practices, she develops choreographic works for film, stage, and site-specific performances.
As a Here & Now 2020 artist, her latest work ‘Brink’ was presented by the Miami Light Project in December of 2020. Her next piece “A Lot” is in development with support from the Knight Foundation in order to reimagine how we can safely experience the performing arts amidst Covid-19. She is also supported by the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs as a recipient of the Dance Miami Choreographers Program award. She is currently in her second year of artist residency at the Deering Estate in South Florida.
Her recent live works have been presented at the historical Kampong in Coconut Grove, Fountainhead Studios, and Art Basel Miami where she collaborates with visual artists to create multi-disciplinary experiences. Her dance films have been selected by Crosscuts (Sweden), Prisma Independent Film Awards (Rome), American Dance Festival Movies by Movers, and Screendance Miami.
Besides receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from New World School of the Arts, Maya has also trained heavily in contemporary dance, physical theater, and improvisational techniques throughout Europe, Israel, and Australia, using her travels as a primary artistic influence.
Eventz Paul is currently the Technical Director and Productions Manager at Miami Light Project. He has been a part of this organization since 2011. He participated in Miami Light Project’s first class of the Technical Fellowship Program held at The Light Box. He joined this program hoping to improve his existing theater skills. He received training from experts in the industry that mentored and further his theater technical skills. Now, he has successfully used his professional knowledge and has had the opportunity to work with various arts organizations and venues throughout Miami including Miami Theater Center, National Young Arts Foundation, the Colony Theatre and many more. He has become an instructor and conducts audiovisual classes to incoming technical fellows.
Beth Boone has been the Artistic & Executive Director of Miami Light Project since 1998, developing critically acclaimed artistic programs that have asserted the organization as one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. These programs include: the establishment of Here & Now, South Florida’s most respected commission and presenting program for community-based artists; premiere presentations of internationally acclaimed; pioneering historic international cultural exchange with Cuba; and the creation of The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, a multi-use performance and visual art space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. She previously served as Associate Director of Development for Florida Grand Opera, Deputy Director for the Department of Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, co-founded an Off Broadway theater company (New York Rep), and served for six years as a Program Associate in the Arts & Culture Program of the AT&T Foundation. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and a MFA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University in Boston, MA.