Max Makowski was born in Berlin and is now based in Berlin. In his teen years he trained AiKiDo, did some ballroom and latin dance and gained experience in acting through several theater productions. It wasn’t until he finished school that he started to get in touch with contemporary dance through youth projects where he found his passion and after a few months started his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt am Main in 2012. In line with his studies Max worked with international choreographers such as Iván Pérez, Margerite Donlon, Riley Watts (The Forsythe Company), Lou Menghan (NDT), Dieter Heitkamp and also performed and worked on repertoire by William Forsythe and Yuval Pick.
Throughout several performances on Frankfurt’s stages he also had the opportunity to choreograph and show own work as well as take part in cooperations with his school’s acting department and in performance/installation projects in Berlin, London, Hamburg and others. Before finishing his degree he joined Hofesh Shechter’s Junior Company in 2015 and toured Shechter’s triple bill ‘deGeneration‘ throughout Europe as well as being part of a creation with the Hofesh Shechter Company for the Royal Opera House, London. During these tours he also taught workshops for the company which afterwards led him to teach in different places in Berlin and also Paris.
Since 2016 Max has been performing in several projects such as the East-Wall Warm-Up in London in a piece by Erion Kruja (Hofesh Shechter Company) as well as performing Lenny Hassin’s piece SHITA in the Batsheva Dancers Create evening DOMAiN. He also presented his own solo „Colours.“ in Lucerne. Max is currently working with Marco Da Silva Ferreira in Portugal, touring his latest piece BROTHER since January 2017 and preparing his own creation for 2018. In January 2018 he will be joining the Hofesh Shechter Company again to restage an opera for La Scala in Milan.