Maria Malenkova is a devoted dancer, teacher and performer, one of the brightest stars of Russian blues dance scene. Discovering dance at the age of 6, she started out as a ballroom dancer, switching to latin in adolescent years and eventually finding her true passion — authentic jazz & blues — in 2013.
Since then, Maria has been honing her craft, attending workshops, winning numerous competitions and teaching both locally and around Europe.
In her classes Maria places high value on technique, improvisational skills and history, helping students find their own voice within the cultural context of the dance.
Maria and Blues