Maxx Reed is a professional dancer/choreographer from Memphis Tennessee, now based out of Los Angeles, California. 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. He began his journey into dance training at the age of ten in local studios in TN. Maxx acquired many titles and awards as a young dancer, including the Best New Talent Awards “Best Dancer” in California. At the age of fourteen he was put on scholarship at the New Ballet Ensemble and School, where he received extensive training in classical ballet and modern styles including Horton, Graham, and Forsyth. During this time he danced with many local hip hop crews, molding his abilities as a street dancer. He trained there until he gained a place as a professional ballet dancer in the company and part of the teaching staff. There he was able to train young children who were being given the same scholarship opportunity that molded him as a student. He spent 5 years there as a professional dancer.
You may recognize Maxx from the ABC TV show Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann, in which he performed as both a dancer and vocalist to his first national television audience at the age of eighteen. In just a few years Mr. Reed has had the privilege to perform in musical theater productions of Cats, Westside Story, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Reed has also directed and choreographed many dance productions in his career in Memphis. His choreography can be seen on ballet companies, award winning competition studios, music videos, and classes taught across the country.
Now living in LA, you may have seen some of his recent work as a dancer including performing live with Usher on the 2011 American Music Awards, an appearance in the Michael Jackson film This Is It, and the music video for Hold my Hand, commercials for Knott’s Berry Farm and Virgin Mobile, and the music videos for Beyonce’s Who Run the World (Girls), and The Saturdays’ Notorious. Maxx is excited for what the future has to offer and is working to grow and better himself.
“We do what we do to learn, educate, inform, and entertain. Create to inspire, not to impress.” -Maxx Reed