In whatever capacity Maria has worked, and for over 20 years, her resume touts diversity from all angles. As a performer, Maria has graced both the Broadway stage, starring in Swing!, and the big screen in “Dance with Me," starring Chayanne and Vanessa Williams.
Projects in the music industry range from choreographing Enrique Iglesias’ hit single video Bailamos to hailed Reggaeton artist Don Omar's most recent tour King of Kings and The international dance TV show “Quiero Bailar”. Maria has also been camera guest choreographer on the hit television show "So You Think You Can Dance “ as well as Pepsi's national Smart Spot Dance tour at the National Capitol YMCA in Washington DC. The program, which kicked off in New York City last spring, encourages families to get active through dance.
In the world of film, Maria works with world-renowned production houses MTV, NBC, HBO, BBC, Walt Disney, and directors such as Diane Paulus, Hinton Battle,Joel Schumacher,Roger KumbleandJohn Leguizamo. Most
recently, motion picture industry work includes collaboration with John O'Connell, and training renowned actor Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams in Disney's "Enchanted"; choreographing Jennifer Lopez in El Cantante, Raven Simone in College Road Trip‘. and The Six Wives Henry Le Fay” starring Tim Allen, Andie McDowell, Jenna Elfman, Epatha Merkerson and Paz Vega.
As teacher, Maria trains worldwide at an array of prestigious institutions with the goal of sharing her Latin culture with people of all backgrounds.
As lifestyle and movement guru, Maria’s passion for youth development and non-invasive training methods based on injury prevention and longevity for professional performers and dance hobbyists alike, brings an unparalleled skill set to the table.