Maia Martinez, Program Manager, Groove Kids Instructor

Maia is Co-Director and instructor of Dojo Dance Company & Hudson Valley Tango. Maia’s dance background extends from ballet, Argentine Tango, Latin dance, Modern Jazz, Folk, Flamenco & belly dance. She is also a licensed DXF – Dance Xross Fitness coach and Groove facilitator for kids and adults. In 2017 created with her husband “The Hudson Valley Tango Festival”, the only existing Tango Festival in the State of New York which is hosted annually in Kingston, NY. Maia achieved a degree as Self-defense instructor in Argentina and is training for her 3rd degree Black belt in Karate in New York. She has worked several years in Argentina with Children with special needs and senior programs for Parkinson disease and Alzheimer there and in the USA. Teaches and performs with world-known master teachers & Orchestras in the USA and in cruises all over the world. Her wide multidisciplinary experience contributes to the versatility of her dancing and teaching style, and to the creation and impetus of her Dance Company. In addition to her knowledge in dance and corporal expression, Maia, is bilingual which helps the communication, understanding and interaction of the diverse cultures in our community. She is also a strong environmental advocate and educates her community in ways to minimize de impact on the environment.