Carla Maxwell

Carla Maxwell (Artistic Director, Limón Dance Company) joined the Company in 1965. She soon became a principal dancer under Limón's direction and, in 1975, served as Assistant Artistic Director under Ruth Currier. Maxwell was appointed Artistic Director in 1978. She received the 1995 Dance Magazine Award and a 1998 New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award for "finding a creative present in the context of a revered past, and thereby offering choreographic opportunity to multiple generations of artists; for inspired leadership and artistic accomplishment." Her work has been honored by the governments of Colombia and Mexico, and she was the recipient of a 2002/2003 Isadora Duncan Award for her re-staging of José Limón's Psalm. Acclaimed as a brilliant dramatic dancer, Maxwell has danced many major roles with the Company, including the title role in Carlota, Limón's final ballet that he choreographed for her. She is responsible for many of the Company's reconstructions of Limón's dances and, as a choreographer, has created works and taught for the Company and others internationally.