As a dancer, Maggie began as a baby at powwows and ceremonial functions, but her studio training began at age four with Moscelyne Larkin—Tulsa Ballet co-founder and one of the “Five Moon” Native American ballerinas who gained international acclaim with the Ballet Russes.

 

Maggie is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma School of Dance where she studied under Austin Hartel (Hartel Dance Group, Pilobolus) and Derrick Minter (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater).

 

Her interests in cyclical rituals, mortality, individual-collective relationships, ego and identity show up in her choreography as repetition and dynamic shifts from raw athleticism to stillness. Maggie’s work draws influence from visual art and sculpture, personal stories, traditional stories, her mentors and ancestors. Her choreography and teaching have been sought for concert dance and site-specific festivals and have also been featured in music videos and collaborative concerts with rock bands and chamber groups.

 

Maggie also works as Director of Communications for the Shawnee Tribe. She resides in Oklahoma City.