Maria first entered the dance world when her parents put her in a ballet class at the age of three. She ended up studying ballet for over 12 years but decided to take a break in high school. It didn’t last long, though… Freshman year of college, she joined the ballroom dance and swing clubs and learned fast. She eventually joined leadership and began teaching her fellow students, and began to wonder if she could make a career out of it.

Soon after graduation, she joined Social Graces and has been happily teaching here since 2018. Maria values her ongoing education so that she can be the best possible teacher for her students.

In addition to going deeper into the knowledge of dance, Maria also enjoys learning psychology so that she can give her students the best physical, mental, and emotional benefits that dance has to offer. Maria believes that ballroom dance has something to offer everyone; we just have to figure out what you want to get out of it!

DVIDA Master Smooth Ballroom 2021
DVIDA Associate Rhythm Ballroom 2019
B.A. in Communications from Grove City College 2017

“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful; that will be my life.”
— Elsie De Wolfe

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