Guest Teacher Maria Jacobs-Yu

We are so excited to announce that Maria Jacobs-Yu will teach our variation workshops soon.

Here is her profile:

Maria recently retired in 2013 from a full career as a Principal Dancer with Silicon Valley Ballet(former Ballet San Jose) for 17 years.

The highlights of her ballet career were dancing lead roles in many classics including Odette/Odile in Dennis Nahat’s Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Nutcracker, Copellia, and the title role of Firebird which was created for her. Maria was featured in her role as the Firebird on a 8 city tour of China in 2008. Maria danced in Dennis Nahat’s Emmy Nominated production of Dennis Nahat’s Blue Suede Shoes on PBS, and was profiled in the October/November 2007 issue of Pointe Magazine. She has also danced many Balanchine Ballet’s such as Tchaikovsky Pas de deux, Principal girl in Theme and Variations, Waltz girl in Serenade, Calliope in Apollo, and the lead in Four Temperaments. Maria has also been a Guest Artist in Gala Performances in Seoul, Korea and Tokyo, Japan and is also an ABT certified teacher. After retiring from stage in 2013, Maria started working towards Power Pilates certification so that she could share her knowledge and experience with dancers and non dancers alike. Maria is now a fully certified Power Pilates Instructor and mother of two.

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