Maria joined the PBE teaching team in March of 2022. Prior to Pure Barre, Maria was a competitive and collegiate dancer with experience teaching youth to college-age dance technique in both her Illinois hometown and New York collegetown. Maria originally discovered Pure Barre while seeking low-impact fitness classes to rebuild strength after dance injuries, but now can't imagine her fitness routine without a good LTB! Her favorite part of teaching is finding ways to individually challenge clients and make everyone's class experience work for their body. Off the mic, Maria works as an anti-cancer drug researcher for a NYC-based pharmaceutical company and loves spending cuddle time with her s/o and their three lovely cats.