Maria Kyriacou Dip (RAD), DPhil (Oxford)
Ballroom Dance Teacher & Creative Director
Maria is a dance artist, Ballroom dance teacher and choreographer. She graduated from the World Renowned Royal Academy of Dance with a Distinction in Dance Performance and Teaching. She was also a Scholar at the University of Oxford, where she obtained a Doctorate in Child Development. Maria has a wealth of experience as a ballroom dance teacher, teaching both adults and children as young as 3, preparing them for exams, performances or simply teaching them to Ballroom dance.
Maria started her dance training at the age of 8 in Classical Ballet. Since then, life hasn’t been the same. Growing up, she received intensive training in Ballroom dancing and Latin American dancing from some of the world’s best teachers and took part in a number of competitions over the years, receiving highly commended awards. Maria loves the stage and had the honour to perform in various shows in England and Wales.
Using her knowledge and skills from two of the most prestigious institutions in the world, Maria decided to dedicate her time and experience on what she believes can make a real difference in the lives of children and those in their environment. Live 4 Dancing was inspired not only by her passion for Ballroom dance but also by the lifelong physical, social, personal benefits that Ballroom dance has to offer. Maria’s Ballroom dance teaching aims to build a standard of excellence in dance for every student, regardless of their level of experience or confidence and is fun, friendly and motivating.
Amazing kind and loving teacher who really does take care of every child’s needs and abilities. My daughter is besotted with Maria and looks forward to going every week. I highly recommend Maria’s classes to all that wish to learn all forms of ballroom dancing. Thank you Maria.Lola, Angel's mum, London
My daughter loves her class. She was a total beginner but has picked up the dances quickly and is always dancing round the house now! Maria is a fab ballroom dance teacher and ensures each child has lots of attention each lesson. So pleased we joined!Helen, Evie's mum, London