Maria Marques

Dance Programs

1-800-872-3378 ext 208


Having started dance lessons at 3 years old, I fell in love with performing at a young age and have been working professionally in film, television and theatre for over 20 years. I earned a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where I studied at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and Stonestreet Film and Television Studios. I have always loved to travel and I was able to combine my two passions working as a dancer and then an entertainment manager on board Disney Cruise Line for 6 years.

My career as a performer has taken me all over the world, from Alaska to Africa and even Russia. I am excited to introduce a new generation of performers to the opportunities that await them as they hone their craft and grow into seasoned professionals.

Favorite travel destination:

Hawaii, the Mediterranean, Hilton Head Island, and of course, Disney World!

When traveling I absolutely must haveā€¦

A good book

Best advice first time traveler:

Put your phone down and live in the moment