Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Maxfield Haynes began their formal dance training at the University of Louisville Dance Academy at age 12 under the training of Chuck Bronson and Cynthia Bronner. At age 14 they were accepted into Louisville’s Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS) and chose to continue their dance training as a Trainee at the Louisville Ballet under Bruce Simpson, where they performed in the corps de ballet of Helen Starr’s production of Romeo and Juliet. At age sixteen, they left home to train at the San Francisco Ballet School under the David Palmer Foundation Scholarship, dancing roles in Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker, as well as originating roles in works by Parrish Maynard. Maxfield has attended summer intensives on full scholarship at the San Francisco Ballet School, Houston Ballet Academy, American Ballet Theater, and the Dance Theater of Harlem. Maxfield attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts on the Tisch scholarship and has also spent time studying at the HAMU Performing Arts University of Prague in the Czech Republic. While at Tisch, Maxfield had the pleasure of participating in works by Crystal Pite/Kidd Pivot, Dwight Rhoden, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, Raja Feather Kelly, and Paul Taylor. As a senior at NYU, Maxfield toured internationally as a guest artist with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. In August of 2018, Maxfield was invited to join Complexions Contemporary Ballet as a soloist, performing domestically and internationally for many audiences. During their career with Complexions Maxfield has performed at private parties for the fashion houses of Dior and Cartier, as well as the artist Madonna. Maxfield has worked on notable collaborations with James Whiteside, Ballet Boy Productions, and most recently made history as the first male to dance en pointe in collaboration with Isaac Mizrahi and John Higgenbotham at the Guggenheim museum in New York. Maxfield is very excited to return for a second year to teach with Joffrey South.