MEET MAYA

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I was born and raised in New York. I have been dancing since I was 8 years old (my mother was a dancer) so movement has always been an integral part of my life. I graduated with a BFA from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, and studied abroad at Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan. Since transplanting to Seattle, I have performed with various contemporary dance artists and companies, and am a teacher for the worldwide family of Dance Church®, an inclusive work out dance party for dancers and non-dancers alike.

 

After receiving my Pilates training from Bodycenter Studios in Seattle, I have fallen deep into discovering how exactly I fit into the fitness and wellness world as a dancer, as an artist. For now, I am still learning and adjusting to this new platform, and continuously striving to provide an intimate connection to work collectively in empowering our bodies through movement and strength conditioning. 

 

When I'm not teaching Pilates or Dance Church, in dance class or rehearsal, or managing a pizza restaurant (shout out to Cornelly!), you can find me sipping on way too many oat milk lattes and romping around the gorgeous Washington wilderness with my best friend Hazel! My partner is a Chef (I'm a genius right?!) and I'm indebted to him for all the gluten free goodies he treats me to on the daily... We love to camp, eat Thai food, and binge watch Marvel movies. 

 

I feel so fortunate to have a generous network in Seattle, filled with inspiration and love from people that uplift me everyday... I can only hope to motivate and encourage people to feel empowered and confident in their own resilient bodies; a hurdle that I myself have once had to leap over with all my might. Climbing out of dark places or moments of insecurity is a beautiful task many of us have faced often.

 

If small steps can be taken to ensure we have the tools to arrive at a grounded and confident place in our bodies, to challenge and push ourselves forward, let's do it... together! 

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