The TL was founded by Micaela Taylor in 2016, ignited by her passion to create engaging, diverse, work. After a successful launch in LA of premiered work- Molecular Fuel, Taylor continued to create new works that were performed throughout intimate spaces in LA;
PopMadness(2017), SeeColour(2018), and ROSEWOOD (2018).
Due to rave reviews, in 2017 Taylor was commissioned to perform her work; PopMadness in Grand Performances which further exposed her work to the greater Los Angeles community. Since then, The TL has solidified their repertoire with commissions and presentations by Grand Park, Ford Amphitheater, The Broad Stage, The ACE hotel, and Jacob's Pillow.
Taylor, also received the Springboard Danse Montreal EMERGE Choreographic Award in 2018. As a part of the prize Taylor created a new work for Gibney Dance NY, in their 2018/19 season, alongside Bobbi Jene Smith. She also has been commissioned by BODYTRAFFIC, and Cleo Park Robinson Dance Company to create for their upcoming seasons. The TL Collective is now on the rise as one of LA's emerging dance companies. They are beginning their first season of touring this year, headed to Missouri, Massachusetts, and New York.
THE TL STORY
Photo by Mary Mallaney
Photo by Renae Wootson
"A dance company where the fusion of contemporary dance and theatrical hip hop intertwine. Including elements of groove, acrobatics, accompanied with high level athleticism."
- Jennie Liu
Choreographer/dancer Micaela Taylor, one of Dance Magazine’s "25 to Watch" for 2019, is a Ford Theatres 2019 artist-in-residence. During her residency, she created an original dance piece, entitled Drift, with her company TL Collective that culminated in performance on the Ford stage, and subsequently be performed at Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts in Summer 2019. Drift unfolds an individual’s ever changing relationship to self. In a season of singleness, when someone is otherwise alone, who else can they develop but themselves? Micaela Taylor’s new work will expose her season of self-growth into an evening-length piece performed by seven dancers.