Maria was born in Amsterdam, where she began her dance studies. As a dancer of the Konzert Theater Bern (2010-2015) she worked with Noa Zuk, Andonis Foniadakis and Koen Augustijnen among others. Since 2016, she has worked as a freelance performance artist in Switzerland and abroad. Maria has been part of UNPLUSH from the very beginning. In 2016 she toured Switzerland with UNPLUSH’s solo ‘My Box’, as part of Tanzfaktor as well as the production ‘Beyond Indifference’ by Tabea Martin. The collaboration with the visual artist Marijn Bax in 2017 resulted in the movie installation ‘Touch of Stone’. In 2019 she created the band HOMEMADE ISCREAM, together with musician/artist Donath Weyeneth. From 2019 until 2021 Maria was also a member of THE FIELD, a new pool of dance makers at Tanzhaus Zürich, inventing diverse and innovative projects that immerse dance skills into the society. Maria’s first child was born in august 2020 and ever since then she is looking for the way to combine her artistic practise with motherhood. Out of this existential search will gradually evolve her first independent Solo project. Maria cultivates an interdisciplinary understanding for the arts and approaches them as a craftsperson.