“Maria’s work with the body, spirit and senses in dance practice is profound.  Her many years of research in different kinds of movement, dance technique and practice shows through in her workshops and classes, and transforms people’s relationships with their bodies and dance.  Her ability to blend and communicate her vast depths of experience is unparalleled, and she continues to grow and develop as a teacher and dancer.  Love her work, and am looking forward to the next time I have the opportunity to dance with her.   Jenny McFarland, Shimmering Sands founder member, now Jamealah Bellydancers Alice Springs “