Professional highly educated Ballet and Freestyle Dance Teacher. Maria has experience of teaching kids of different ages and levels since the year 2006.
Originally from Portugal, Maria trained at the Lamp Dance Academy, where she studied the method of the Royal Academy of Dance up to Advanced Vocational level. Maria then attended the Escola Superior de Dança obtaining a BA (Hons) in Dance. During her last year at the University, she was awarded a Sócrates/Erasmus scholarship and spent 3 months at Danshogskolan University College of Dance in Stockholm, Sweden. Since graduating, she has worked with various ballet and contemporary companies including Vortice Dance Company (National and International Tour), Dance Festivals, in Music Vídeos, TV Commercials and Bricolage Dance Movement. Maria is also a fully qualified IDTA Freestyle Associate Dance Teacher with a long experience teaching ballet and freestyle to children of all ages.
Maria’s aim is to bring the joy of dancing to every pupil as well as to help them to achieve their best potential.