Not all of the distinguished modern dance companies in America are in New York. Dance Alloy, in Pittsburgh, is a highly regarded troupe and known for creating contemporary dances that seek to break down the "fourth wall" between performers and spectators. And Maribeth Maxa is among its current dancers.
Ms. Maxa is graduate of the Juilliard School, and she has also performed with the Metropolitan Repertory Ballet and Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet. She joined Dance Alloy in 2003.