Brooklyn, New York
Maya Contreras has done everything in the Arts from writing and performance, to management and production. As an artist manager, Maya has worked with distinguished stage and film composers including Oscar and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Marvin Hamlisch, as well as Oscar winning composer Bill Conti. Maya has been part of the management teams for legendary pianist and 2007 Kennedy Center Honoree Leon Fleisher, Grammy award winning conductor Sir Simon Rattle, and Chief Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel. As a musician, Maya has worked with producer Dallas Austin, Professor Griff, composed the music for the Jomadi/Crossroads production of Six from the Rainbow, and was a student of Grammy Award winning drummer Woody Williams. As a professional writer Maya has covered everything from New York Nightlife to the current climate of the film, music, art and fashion industries. Her interview credits include: Designer Calvin Klein, Filmmaker Larry Clark, Writer/Producer (‘The Office’) Steven Merchant, Comedian Bill Burr, Chef Sara Moulton, Legendary MCs: KRS-ONE and Pharoahe Monch, Editor-in-Chief of Complex Magazine, Noah Callahan-Bever, Editor-in-Chief of the Austin Chronicle and Founder of SXSW - Louis Black, Award Winning Director and Producer Jeremy Simmons (Trans-Generation, Eyes of Tammy Faye, One Punk Under God, and The Last Beekeeper) and legendary New York Graffiti crew The Tats Cru. Her play, Nervous Breakdown: The Musical was an alternate selection of NY Fringe Festival 2010. Maya has a B.F.A. in Theatre from Florida State University.