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