Maria Roselli

A.R.A.D.- R.A.D RTS Dip PTD (UCT)
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
Ballet Teacher

Born in New Zealand, Maria moved to London in 1982 to attend The Royal Ballet School. A Silver Medalist in the esteemed R.A.D. competition Adeline Genee in 1984, Maria was offered a contract with The Royal Ballet Company where she had opportunities to work with such acclaimed choreographers as Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Sir Peter Wright and David Binkley.

In 1990 Maria joined National Ballet of Canada before moving to South Africa in 1992 to dance with Napac Dance Company and Cape Town City Ballet.

Maria has danced soloist & Principal roles including Swanhilda (Coppelia) Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker) and Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).

On retiring from stage Maria completed her R.A.D. Professional Dancer Teaching Diploma and has since owned her own dance studio and taught at the University of Cape Town, entering students in for R.A.D. examinations as well as many eisteddfods.

In 2016 Maria moved to Brisbane with her family and continues her love of teaching dance. Maria looks forward to working with our CAPA students and passing on her expertise.