Dance Artist, Educator
Maria is a dance artist and dance educator based in Helsinki.
At the age of 7 Maria started her serious dance training with classical ballet at Petrozavodsk Art School in Russia. Gradually her artistic interest in and about dance has changed from ballet to contemporary dance and dance improvisation.
In 2008 Maria moved to Finland to study at Theater Academy Helsinki and graduated as a Bachelor of Dance in 2011.
Through dance teaching she has found her way into childhood education and for last past years has been actively working with children from diverse cultural backgrounds.
"I joined Helsinki International Artists Association because I always feel moved when the arts create experiences and contexts of multicultural diversity in our lives"