Maya Theresa Kaough remembers leaping paper lily pads in a Ballet Austin studio as the beginning of her formal movement study.
She studied the movement form of Eurythmy throughout her education and with the Austin Youth Eurythmy Troupe, Maya performed and toured during high school, and subsequently helped to found the Austin Summer Eurythmy Academy, an intensive Eurythmy performance training directed by Markus and Andrea Weder. With the Summer Academy she performed in Sao Paulo, Brazil (2004), Dornach, Switzerland (2005), Carbondale, Colorado (2006) and Cape Town, South Africa (2007). She holds a B.A. in Visual Arts from Rice University, and danced with Rice Dance Theater, studied choreography and the classical Indian dance Bharatanatyam during her time at Rice. Her training in aerial arts began in February 2008 with Fragmentos Productions in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is delighted and honored to have been able to continue her study and performance of aerial dance with Blue Lapis Light since 2009, collaborating in Impermanence; Kula Marga; De La Luna; Star Light, Star Night; One and Limitless.