Maria has been dancing since the age of four. She danced professionally in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, California and Aruba. She also performed professionally in musical theater in Denver and Vail Colorado. She has been teaching jazz, tap, and ballet at Vail Valley Academy of Dance for the last 20 years. She has choreographed for numerous musical theater productions in the Vail Valley. She teaches Country Western Dance and West Coast Swing.

Dancing fills my heart with joy and passion. Teaching children gives me inspiration and hope.