Maria is an early childhood dance and movement educator specializing in ages 0-6. She is the creator of the Ballet at the J curriculum at both the Mandel JCC and at the Marlene Myerson Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. She is passionate about offering children creative ways to explore and express their bodies through movement and dance. Maria teaches at Hudson Conservatory of Ballet in Hudson, teaches virtual creative ballet for BOLD Arts, and owns a dance prop subscription box business for teachers and preschoolers. Maria holds a masters degree in dance education from New York University and a bachelor's degree in dance performance from Slippery Rock. Maria is also a mom of three little ones!