Bonnie Bird Choreography Award winner and Year of the Artist commission recipient. Trained in London where she received her MA, she was artistic director of First Person. Her full-length works include Plastic Chill (1999/2000) and It’s Only a Game Show (2002). Other choreographic commissions include Rough and Tumble, Who Dunnit?, Picnic, and The House that Jack Built. She was a semi-finalist, with Felix Barrett, for The Place Prize in 2006. Maxine’s association with Punchdrunk began with Sleep No More (2003) and she has co-directed Woyzeck (2004), The Firebird Ball, Marat/Sade, The Yellow Wallpaper (2005), Faust (2006), The Masque of the Red Death (2007), and Tunnel 228 (2009). Maxine’s recent work as choreographer for theater includes Timon of Athens (Shakespeare’s Globe, 2008) and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (National Theatre, 2009).