Maria Triano is a Dance Educator, Choreographer, yoga and
meditation teacher, and Reiki Master. She is the
Director/President of PA Dance Network, Inc., a dance, yoga,
meditation & healing arts center & CEO for PA Dance Vision,
Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization specializing in
community outreach, dance choreography & performance.
She is certified dance teacher by Dance Masters of America &
Dance Educators of America in Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Modern
from beginner through advanced levels. She is a member of
the International Association of Yoga Therapies.
Her choreographic expertise and mentoring has been
provided to many schools, organizations, companies &
individuals throughout her career including the University
Dance Company at East Stroudsburg University where she
has served as Guest Artist for the past 23 years. She was
the creator & Producer of the Mountain Dance Concert, which
for 15 years, brought regional professional dance companies
together to share their dance art in the Pocono Mountains of
PA. Maria was also honored by the University of Scranton’s
Small Business Development Center and was recognized as a
women entrepreneur of merit.
She has trained, inspired and been a mentor to many
dancers who have gone on to have professional careers in
dance performance, who own their own studios and/or who
have their own performance-based companies.
Maria has written a dance curriculum for pre-school &
elementary students called Dance for the joy of it: A Creative
Dance Journey STEPPING STONES©, which was used for
15 years at her studio and was used to train dance teachers
a creative approach for teaching the joy of dance and
movement. She plans to certify teachers in this teaching
As a child, she was trained in Tap and Jazz by Jeanne &
Carrie Evers, both former Radio City Rockettes. As an adult
she studied with a variety of different instructors and
professors and experienced many different styles. She’s
studied with Cindy Kemmerer (Ballet & Modern), Daryl Retter
(Lyrical), Bob Rizzo (Jazz & Lyrical), Jeffrey Ferguson (Jazz,
Lyrical & Horton/Ailey technique), Kathryn Sullivan (Ballet),
Robin Dunn (Hip Hop), Catherine Culnane (Modern,
Improvisation & Choreography) and Dr. Elizabeth Gibbons
(Contemporary Ballet, Improvisation & Choreography).
Maria has been dancing for 43 years and she’s been
teaching for 24 of those years.
In addition to her career in movement, she shares her
passions and gifts as a published author of
The Namaste Garden, creative artist, and as a spiritual
teacher and guide.
Maria is a Reiki Master, Spiritual Intuitive and a Certified
Angel Card Reader ™; she conducts private healing and
empowerment sessions at her beautiful studio, as well as,
online, and via phone.
The support and leadership she offers to others has allowed
her to follow her dreams and creative visions as she teaches
others how to do the same. She promotes the JOY of mind,
body and spirit as it leads us all to the well of Love.
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Please contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org
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