“Originally from Lousville, Kentucky, Maxfield Haynes began his 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 he was accepted into Louisville’s Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS), and chose to continue his dance training as a Trainee at the Louisville Ballet under Bruce Simpson, where he performed in the corps de ballet of Helen Starr’s production of Romeo and Juliet.
At age sixteen, he 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 to wide audiences. As a company member, Maxfield dances featured roles in Dwight Rhoden’s Bach 25, Stardust: A Tribute to David Bowie, as well as originating a role in the ballet Woke, which had it’s world premiere at the Joyce theater in 2019.”