Maxx Reed (Contemporary, Hip Hop)
Maxx Reed is a professional dancer/choreographer from Memphis, now based in New York City. Trained and proficient in movement from classical ballet to the most urban of hip hop (and everything in between), his work is driven by the unconditional love of art and all things creative. At the age of fourteen he became a scholarship student at New Ballet Ensemble and School, receiving extensive training in classical ballet and modern styles including Horton, Graham, and Forsyth. During this time he also danced with local hip hop crews, extending his skills in that form.
Reed gained a place in the New Ballet company and teaching staff in 2006, spending the next five years in the studio teaching and onstage in roles such as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and the Rat King, The Hero and The Cavalier in Nut Remix. Reed directed and choreographed many productions during his career in Memphis and his choreography can be seen in ballet companies, award-winning competition studios, music videos, and classes taught across the country.
He has appeared in Cats, Westside Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, and on ABC-TV's Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann. He danced with Usher on the 2011 American Music Awards, is seen in the Michael Jackson film This Is It, and music videos for Hold my Hand, Beyonce’s Who Run the World (Girls), and The Saturdays’ Notorious. His commercial work includes spots for Knott’s Berry Farm and Virgin Mobile. He danced for three years on Broadway in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Maxx has become an in-demand choreographer in New York, working on new musicals. He still returns to New Ballet periodically to perform and mentor young dancers.