The following is a short synopsis of Maria’s training and teaching experiences in ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics and other forms of dance: Nanette Brodie Dance Ensemble, Stella Dance Academy, Stella Dance Company, Valley View High School Color Guard, Nina Newman Dance Studio, Phyllis Cyr Dance Academy, Twin Towers Academy, The Dance Spot, Kathryn Lowe Dance Academy, NinoSina Polynesian Dance, Compton Junior College, Pollyanna Gold Dance Academy and Jerry Singer Theatre. I specialize in teaching adults. I care about the students who walk into my classes and I make a commitment to each one. I offer a class schedule that provides several progressive levels of classical ballet from fundamentals to beginning to intermediate and even to pointe. Each level offers a stepping-stone into the next. I not only want my students to understand the technique of ballet but I also want to help them grow as artists. I look forward to sharing my passion for ballet with my students here at the Maple Conservatory of Dance.