Maria has been based at London’s Pineapple Studios for the past eighteen years, where she has taught open contemporary and jazz dance classes to students of all abilities and all ages. She has also been a cover ballet teacher at Pineapple, and has hosted workshops for dance schools from across the globe.
Maria has taught extensively in mainstream education, at primary and secondary levels, choreographing performance pieces for GCSE students. She has taught workshops for the dance departments at Kingston and Middlesex universities. She has taught post-show classes for Sadlers Wells, and is on the teaching faculty of CBS Dance (a specialist dance course for actors). She is a lead artist for DanceWest on its Dancing Books project for pre-school children, its Bolder not Older classes for over-55s, and its schools programme. Maria is an IDTA ballet associate and NATD contemporary associate. She holds PLI through Equity and is DBS checked.