Maria’s love for dance transcends into her love for life. Dance for Maria is not only about moving your body but something much more important. For her, dance is life. Dance teaches you self-awareness, expression, how to give and take, and ultimately, how to live a happy and healthy life in balance. As Maria notes:
“The more I learn the more I am aware of who I am in the world. The more I apply dance to everyday life, the more inspired I get to teach others the magic that comes from and is dancing”
Maria Palmieri was born and raised in the diverse and vibrant borough of Long Island, New York. Since she was five years of age, Maria was moved by music. So much so that her family joke that Maria could dance before she could walk.