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About Maya

Most people know Maya Elaine McClain as Mini Maya. She may be tiny, but I she mighty. 


Maya was born on May 9th, 1999 which makes her a Taurus, making her stubborn or persistent depending on who you ask. If dropping her zodiac sign didn't clue you in,  she love all things astrology. 


Maya was born in Atlanta and raised in a suburb 20 minutes north of the city. She is the proud daughter of Rebecca and Jermaine McClain. They are her best friends and biggest supporters. 


If you ask her mom, she will tell you that Maya has been a performer since she could walk and talk. She was constantly dancing, prancing, and twirling around grocery aisles, classrooms, and family get-togethers for anyone to watch. As a kid, Maya's interests bounced from soccer to sewing, to tae kwon do, and ultimately dance. Her parents always knew that she had a creative spirit that needed to be nurtured and cultivated.  At age 6, Maya took her first tap class and fell in love with dancing. From there she was a full-on competition dance studio kid. That's where the spark of performing and being on stage ignited into the fire that drives her today. I’m sure “Mini” is not how you expect a 24-year-old woman to introduce herself, but Mini Maya has stuck with her since the inception of social media. Growing up, Maya was always the smallest person in her clique. Now She's a whopping 5’2! While Maya may have been short in stature, her big personality helped her shine centerstage at her dance recitals...not that the spotlight wasn’t attracted to her anyway ;)

Maya spent over 10 years training at the Renaissance International School of Performing Arts (RISPA). What started as a few days after school turned into a 40 hour week passion. By the time she was in high school, Maya was in seven companies and a student-teacher. The studio became her second home. There she was able to grow and cultivate her love for performing. Each year Maya would challenge and push herself to try new things, learn new dance styles, and make new friends. Some of her best memories came from that studio. 
After graduating from Cambridge High School in 2017, Maya went on to attend Emerson College in Boston. There she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre in Performance and a double minor in Dance and Public Relations.

Her time in Boston had a profound impact on shaping me as an actor and performer. While at Emerson, she was able to study her craft with some of the most creative people on the planet. She immersed myself in the local theatre and dance community and was featured in several performances.

In addition to her studies, Maya was a member of the Emerson Urban Dance Theatre (EUDT) and Zeta Phi Eta, a National Professional co-ed Fraternity. She maintained leadership positions for both organizations while also consistently landing on the Dean's list.  OK...yes, She is very persistent and a bit of an overachiever.


If you take anything away from this know that what's most important to me is authenticity- what you see with me is what you get. I'm an actress, dancer, and choreographer.

I am Maya Elaine McClain.


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