Maria has been dancing since she started with boogie-woogie in Yaroslavl city, Russia. Three years later she moved to Moscow and met Daniil Nikulin. They decided to compete together in boogie-woogie and it was quite successful from the first try.
After a couple of years of the competition and social boogie life Maria discovered lindy hop. She was looking for something more deep and natural, was interested in jazz music and some of her boogie friends at that time switched to lindy hop side.
In 2014 she also started teaching with Daniil, in 2015 they became Russian Boogie Woogie
Champions, in 2016 – Russian Lindy Hop Champions.
Her teaching career started with leading local groups in Moscow, changed to workshops and festivals all around Russia and in 2016 Maria started to teach internationally. Since then she became a recognizable dancer and teacher traveling all around Europe and in Asia.
Some of the brightest moments in her lindy competition life were:
— Lindy Shock Showcase Competition 2016, 2017 — 1st place
— Green Dragon Competition 2016 — winner
— Invitational JnJ Lindy Shock 2017 — 3d place
— Swinglandia Strictly Competition 2017 — 1st place
— King and Queen of the Hill in Herrang 2017 — 1st place
Maria has a unique style: a mixture of clear technique, awareness, and elegance. She is an experienced performer and choreographer, who made plenty of successful shows with Daniil and other swing dancers. She is currently interested in the principle of an active following and leading, flow principle of moving, rhythms and syncopations.