Maria studied contemporary dance in Yekaterinburg(Russia) at the School of Contemporay Dance with support of the Centre of Contemporary Art. During her studies she discovered and practiced other disciplines like folk dance, martial arts, yoga and jazz. Maria had the chance to perform a solo made by L. Aleksandrova in Seoul (South Korea) in a competition for contemporary dancers where she won the 1st prize. After her graduation she worked with the Russian Ballet ''Moscow''(Russia) for 6 years where she collaborated with choreographers such as Martin Forsberg, Andrea Boll, Regis Obadia, Paul Selwyn Norton and Nikita Dmitrievsky. Since 2012 Maria has been working together with choreographer and film maker Wim Vandekeybus as member of his company Ultima Vez. During these years she danced in the pieces ''What the body does not remember'' ''NewZwart'', 'Spiritual Unity''-live concert, ''Speak low if you speak love''and in ''Mockumentary of Contemporary Saviour'' and ''Go figure out yourself''. She teaches workshops, company classes and assists in creations for many training programmes across Europe and Russia.
Function: Contemporary dance