Maria J Hacket

Maria J Hackett is a Brooklyn-based photographer with much of her work revolving around portraiture, dance, and documentary. Maria is also a mother and dancer rediscovering her journey in dance. Growing up in East Flatbush in a Caribbean household, dance and music has always been a part of her life. After participating in a partnership in elementary school with the National Dance Association that led to her first stage performance at Laguardia High School, it was then realized her true love for dance and performance.

Having further explored movement through various styles within community events through organizations such as Ladies of Hip Hop, The Loft Practice and Urban Artistry, along with performances with those such as Staci Canon's work -in-progress Hope Out of Hole and works with choreographer Havanna Fisher, she currently finds herself rediscovering movement and what it means in her new journey of Motherhood.

Postpartum depression and the rebirth into motherhood was a complex process taken by surprise. Movement once again became her tool to entering another layer of healing once noticing emotional, physical, and spiritual challenges throughout her Motherhood journey. With this new realization, continuous experimentation with movement in a storytelling and healing manner is what Maria continues to explore in her current exploration of movement

[Image Description: Maria J Hackett poses in a portrait in her home. She wears her afro-textured hair in a soft twist out framing her face. She is wearing a white tank and leggings with a tan skirt. She looks into the camera with a neutral expression.]

Past Classes & Events

(CANCELED) Movement Research at the Judson Church

May 09, 2022