McKoy Dance Project || MDP is a small and diverse team of dedicated arts leaders with a wide range of skills and experience. Each member of our leadership team and staff is passionate about amplifying the voice of others and building community through shared experiences. We love what we do.
Leadership & Administrative Staff
Derick Mckoy, Jr. (He/Him)
Founder & Executive Artistic Director, Treasurer
Derick, originally from Miami, Florida, is Emmy nominated performer and choreographer. A graduate Glorya Kaufman BFA Scholar of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance, Derick started his official training under Luctricia Welters. After a year, Derick joined Luctricia’s South Florida based dance company, Jubilee Dance Theater, as an apprentice. He furthered his training at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Arts Umbrella, BalletX… CLICK HERE for more.
Reché Nelson (SHE/HER)
Reché Nelson is originally from West Palm Beach, FL where she began her training at Palm Beach Ballet Center under the direction of Joan Miller. She continued training at Florida School for Dance Education while attending A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. She has spent her summers… CLICK HERE for more.
maya Lam (SHE/tHEY)
Maya Lam (she/they) is a Manhattan-based Asian-American dancer, choreographer, and interdisciplinary artist. Maya has performed works by Sidra Bell, Jessica Lang, Jenn Freeman, Michael Waldrop, Yin Yue, Nancy Lushington, and Samuel Pott. As a recipient of a City Artist Corps Grant, Maya has curated an interdisciplinary performance installation… CLICK HERE for more.
Board of Directors
Derick McKoy, Jr.
Founder and Executive Artistic Director, Treasurer
Mikaela S. Brandon
Associate Artistic Director
Board Member, Marketing Committee Chair