The Los Angeles based dance company The TL Collective, founded by the extraordinary dancer and choreographer Micaela Taylor, will make its debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Friday, October 29, and Saturday, October 30, 2021, 7:30 PM in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. The program opens with Taylor’s theatrical work Drift and concludes with her most recent and whimsical work ‘90Sugar. A post-performance talk-back with members of the company will be held on October 29. Tickets are now on sale.

TL Collective - Cast of Micaela Taylor's "Drift" - Photo by Karen Tapia

TL Collective – Cast of Micaela Taylor’s “Drift” – Photo by Karen Tapia

Taylor is a native of Los Angeles, founded The TL Collective in 2016 and has rapidly become one of American’s most sought after choreographers. She has accomplished what few dance artists manage by creating her own movement vocabular fusing together contemporary dance and hip-hop, with elements of groove and athleticism. Taylor was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” and has received choreographic commissions from Rambert2, BODYTRAFFIC, and Carlos Acosta’s Acosta Danza, among others. Her work ‘90Sugar is a humorous spin on life as a young adult in in today’s world and Taylor drew her inspiration from the 1990s because it is the decade during which her entire cast was born.

“Micaela Taylor’s TL Collective is one of the most exciting dance companies to emerge in Los Angeles in recent years,” says The Wallis’ Artistic Director Paul Crewes. “The Wallis is proud to showcase the bold, inventive work of this talented ensemble, which tells compelling stories through its unique style of movement and expression.”

TL Collective in "'90Sugar" by Micaela Taylor - Photo by Karen Tapia

TL Collective in “’90Sugar” by Micaela Taylor – Photo by Karen Tapia

The TL received commissions from The Vilar Performing Arts Center and The Getty Museum, and a co-commission from American Dance Festival and Jacob’s Pillow, and appeared at such venues as Grand Park, Ford Amphitheater, The Broad Stage, The ACE Hotel and the Musco Center. This season, The TL Collective is slated to perform twice in New York City, appear at the International Festival of Performing Arts in Panama, with support from the USAI grant, and embark on a national tour.


Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents THE TL COLLECTIVE


Friday, October 29, 2021, 7:30 pm (talk-back immediately follows the performance)
Saturday, October 30, 2021, 7:30 pm


Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts – Bram Goldsmith Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Approximately 80 minutes with no intermission

TICKET PRICES AND INFORMATION: $29-$79, are on sale now. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 310-746-4000 or visit


A statement from The Wallis on the health and safety of patrons, staff and artists inside and outside the venue.

All audience members attending indoor performances will be required to show proof of full vaccination upon entry at The Wallis, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the attending their performance date. In addition, all patrons regardless of vaccination status will be required to properly wear a face mask over both the nose and mouth upon entering The Wallis’ indoor spaces and for the duration of their visit. The Wallis’ health and safety protocols are also subject to change at the venue’s sole discretion or in accordance with LA County and City of Beverly Hills regulations. For The Wallis’ current safety updates and protocols, please visit

To learn more about Micaela Taylor and The TL Collective, click HERE.

To visit the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, click HERE.

Written by Jeff Slayton For LA Dance Chronicle.

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