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Maria Grandizio

A little bit about me

Maria is a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher from Collingdale, Pennsylvania. She started dancing at the age of 5 and is trained in jazz, lyrical, theater dance, contemporary, ballet, tap, and pointe. Maria began dancing in the competition circuit and was awarded various scholarships, overall high scores and judges awards.

Maria attended the prestigious Center for Performing and Fine (CPFA) where she learned about choreography, dance and performance techniques and dance history. During her years at CPFA, Maria was inducted into the National Honors Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) where she participated in service projects both in her school and in the community. While at CPFA, Maria studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern and pointe and participated in a plethora of performances and showcases.

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At the age of 17, Maria began teaching and choreographing for both competitive and recreational students. She has had the privilege of working with students from many studios across Pennsylvania as a guest teacher and choreographer.

Maria began her professional career at age 18 playing Natasha in Dead Man’s Party at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. She returned to the show as Casper in 2022, and as Serena as well as acting in the role of Dance Captain in 2023. Maria has also performed in the Summer Vibes Dance Festival, and Frost at Great Adventure. In addition, Maria has had the opportunity to perform at a number of theme parks across the east coast including Kings Dominion during Grand Carnivale, Sesame Place Philadelphia and Busch Gardens Tampa in Holiday Magic. She has also appeared in the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade as a member of Powersurge Performing Arts Center and was a company member of Project Moshen Dance Company. Most recently Maria had the privilege of performing in Walt Disney World as a dancer in the Festival of Fantasy Parade, the Easter Pre Parade and the FrontierLand Hoedown Happening. Currently Maria is at Kings Dominion rehearsing for Retrospect and Grand Carnival. Maria is available for bookings regarding dance, choreography and teaching.

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