Since she began dancing at the age of 5, Maria Verdeja has had a passion not only for dancing but for sharing her talents and love of the arts with others. “It is the goal of our studio to help our students grow both artistically and personally. Teaching them that their dreams can come true and happiness can be achieved by loving and sharing our gift of dance with others.” Maria was born in Miami, FL. She was trained in Miami and it was immediately obvious that she exhibited a special talent for dance and performing. Throughout her youth, she attended various prestigious dance schools and received numerous scholarships. Among those schools she attended are: American Ballet Theater, Boston School of Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Washington Ballet and Houston Ballet.