Maria graduated from the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Art in Chisinau, Moldova in 2004 with an MA in Ballet, specializing in Choreography. Within the Moldavian National Theatre of Opera and Ballet, she holds the position of Prima Ballerina and has toured extensively in Europe, USA, Russia and the CIS, with principal parts in “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Coppelia”, “Nutcracker” and many more including contemporary works. She was awarded the Annual Award of Young Talents in Arts in  Chisinau in 2007.