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Meet our new Ballet Teacher!

10 months ago

Miss Maria is a renowned international Ballet facilitator and choreographer.

She trained in Spain and thereafter at The Royal Ballet Upper School before graduating to dance with English National Ballet. She performed with ENB for over 10 years dancing all corps de balletroles plus many soloist and character roles such as Carabosse (The Sleeping Beauty), Lead Swans and Spanish Dance (Swan Lake), Bathilde (Giselle), Rosalind’s Friend (Romeo and Juliet), Arabian Dance and Mirlitons (The Nutcracker) as well as roles in Coppelia, Paquita, Etudes, La Bayadere, Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, The Snow Queen, The Rite of Spring and Alice in Wonderland. Maria also worked with contemporary choreographers such as Will Tuckett, Michael Corder, Christopher Hampson, Derek Deane, Mark Morris, to name a few. Maria was commissioned a choreographic piece for ENB’s Synergy Programme and collaborated with composer Tom Davey (RCM) to deliver the performances at the Britten Theatre in London.

After leaving ENB, Maria studied for a level 6 diploma in dance teaching at the Royal Academy of Dance and has been coaching, mentoring and choreographing for over 12 years in top European institutions.  She has also co-organised two international summer schools plus many dance workshops in the past few years. Maria enjoys teaching dance to all levels and abilities as well as to professionals. Recent engagements involve teaching for Rambert, Ballet Ireland company and Dance Ireland. In between professional commitments, Maria is the Patron of DT Dance in London, where she can share her experiences, support the dancers and pass on her love for Dance.

We are so thrilled to welcome Miss Maria to School Of The Arts (SOTA) to teach ballet to our older pupils and we cannot wait to see how they develop under her tutelage.

If your child would like to begin Ballet Dance Classes at SOTA – Book a sample session here.