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Maria F.

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Move with me and learn exercises to improve posture, flexibility and memory with Ballet classes.

Hello Dancers- I have been in love with Ballet since I was a small child. I was fortunate enough to dance with NYC Ballet and study with many great Ballet Masters. Danced in many ballets- my favorite ballet is Coppelia. However, my ballet career was cut short due to an unexpected illness-MS. However, once a ballerina or any form of a dancer You are Always a dancer!!! So I began teaching ballet for the past 17 years to all levels and all ages. I truly believe in the foundation of Ballet- The discipline, the body alignment and awareness is essential for everything in life. I teach in various dance studios in the Twin Cities and gyms. I also started teaching “Barre” Class but in my own Balletic Fashion to keep up with the kids-HA! Because this is what I always say-ask anyone-Everything Starts with Ballet and its FUN to be more flexible than all your friends!!!!! Hope to dance with you soon-Miss Maria
About Maria F.

Hello Dancers- I have been dancing since I was a small child-I always wanted to be a ballerina and even though my path has taken some unexpected turns my life has always been centered around dance. I was bless to have study and dance with NYC Ballet. I couldn’t ask for a better training! I also performed in many ballets throughout my time as a dancer: started as a Rat in yes the Famous Battle Scene,a Solider, on to a Snow Flake, a Flower and Finally the Spanish Lady in Nutcracker. Four Seasons-I was always the dancer in the Fall season. Swan Lake - Started as one of the core Swan dancers and finally I was cast as one of the 4 Big Swans!! Yeah! and many more ballets I was honored to perform in! One day my path took an unexpected turn-I woke up BLIND-I went straight to the ER- I was so scared—and surrounded by tons of ER Doctors and Nurses? What was happening to me? Well, it took sometime and lots of test and The MAYO Clinic in MN to get the answers-I had MS. Lost my job as a dancer and I was just so depressed-wanted to die-thought my life was over but the Nurses talked to me and the first thing they said- Once a dancer always a dancer!!! The doctors told me to start teaching ballet and to stay in MN because the Mayo Clinic runs various drug trials. Through the years-I have tried many different drugs to slow down the progression of MS. So I started teaching many different ages and levels of Ballet to men and woman at various studios in the Twin Cities. I also teach Total Stretch Classes, Fitness Barre but with the focus still on the Ballet Principles and I started a Class for People with MS & Parkinson’s = once again using the foundation of Ballet. Once again a NEW challenge COVID-19- so I began teaching online because studios and gyms closedown. Remember Everything starts with ballet— Hope to dance with you soon- Thank you-L- Miss Maria

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 2000

Associates of Art & Science Degree

Age: 10+

Has background check

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Subject: Ballet
Dance Fitness
Teaches 4 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
Teaches Online
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Such a sweet and professional teacher! I truly loved our class and I know that I will be learning so much from her - she truly knows her art form! One day, I hope to also learn this beautiful art of ballet!!

Posted Mar 6, 2022

I took in person classes with Maria for three years at the YMCA in Minneapolis. I was so sad when she was let go from there due to the Covid furloughs. I gained so much flexibility and strength. And she was so much fun as a teacher and played great music!

Posted Jul 5, 2021

Maria is kind and a very skilled instructor.

Posted Apr 16, 2021
Associates of Art & Science Degree
Sep 1991 - Aug 1993
Brown Institute
Jul 1985 - Jan 1990
New York City Ballet
CPR & First Aid
Sep 2020
Red Cross
Group Fitness
May 2020
Group fitness certification allows me to teach group of individuals in a group setting at gyms, centers-YWCA, YMCA
Barre Connect
Apr 2020
Allows me to teach at various gyms and clubs
First Place in my Age Division - Ballet- Pointe Solo
Mar 1984
Dance Masters of America

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