Millepied invited Marcovici to become ballet master for him at LADP and then Paris Opera Ballet, so in 2014 the couple began a 21-month adventure in Europe, during which Taylor was teaching and setting ballets but stopped taking regular classes.
When Millepied was winding down at POB and preparing to return to the helm of LADP, Taylor and Marcovici began the process of relocat ing to Los Angeles--"I love the heat," says Taylor, a Houston native.
Caption: Taylor and Carla Korbes In Millepied's duet In Silence We Speak for LADP
Millepied loves filmmaking and has created and commissioned dance films that are archived on the LADP website (including Academy Award-winning director Alejandro Inarritu's 2012 Naran Ja).
Caption: From left: LADP dancers Stephanie Amurao, Aaron Carr and Julia Eichten rehearse Millepied's On the Other Side
Caption: LADP will soon move into new headquarters in a contemporary art gallery in L.
The newly thriving concert dance scene includes not only LADP
but also BODYTRAFFIC (for whom Kyle Abraham, Andrea Miller, Barak Marshall and others have created work) and former Batsheva dancer Danielle Agami's Ate9 Dance Company.
After discovering on Facebook that LADP
was seeking another dancer, she sent in a tape and, a month later, was invited to audition.
For the LADP
hopefuls, this particular cabinet comes with two manuals: Hodges and Marcovici, who tag-team in teaching and giving notes, often differing slightly.
Will Los Angeles audiences support LADP
(which is a resident of L.