Maria Zhukovskaya

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Age: 33

Hometown: Krasnodar, Russia

Maria was born in Krasnodar, south of Russia. When she was 6, mom brought her to the ballroom dance studio. Since then dancing has always been in her life. First it was just a hobby, but with years it became her passion and eventually her profession and a life style. Maria has over 15 years of Professional International Ballroom Dance background. Besides dancing she always loved to study - in 2006 she graduated from Kuban State University, World Economy.

Working in the international company Maria started to realize that she wants to explore the World, and in 2009 following her heart she moved to the United States, Los Angeles. There she's got interested in Social dances such as Salsa, ChaChaCha and Bachata. One day Maria set the goal, she's been working hard and in 2014 won her title of the World Chachacha Champion.

Following her dreams, Maria has opened her own dance school - MariDansé, teaching Social and Ballroom International styles for kids and adults. She's been the choreographer for the Equinox Salsa Team and worked for TV show 'Dancing with the Stars'.

Maria maintains active and positive lifestyle, she spends a lot of time in wild nature, she likes surfing, snowboarding and biking. Among her favorite things to do is Floristic design and Decorating.

Two years ago Maria moved to the Bay Area, Belmont. She continues professional competitive ballroom dancing, participating in lots of championships.

Maria likes to help people. Her life mission is to keep sharing her inspiration and light with people introducing them to the world of Dance.