maria popova

maria popova

Dance Artist

  • Location: Leeds/Nottingham
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

Maria is currently in the process of completing her Masters course in Choreography as expanded practice at Leeds Beckett University and is a Widening Participation Ambassador for the university, assuming the role of an advisor and a mentor for younger students.

Maria is an accomplished individual who graduated with a First BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance, being awarded the Dean's Prize for excellence. She is now pursuing a career in Dance through her engagement with improvisation, collaboration and interdisciplinary practice. Furthermore, Maria is a company dancer at Tenfoot Dance and has had an ongoing commitment to multiple art organisations, workshops and artistic projects since leaving university. Her choreographic achievements to date include: Large-scale site-specific work on students for Light Night Festival Leeds, Cabaret style duet for SLAP Festival (York), Music video choreography for ALLEY WAYS (Leeds based pop band) and contemporary dance solo works for Light Night Leeds and for Yorkshire Dance’s, Friday First: Burst event.


Contemporary Dance - BA - Leeds Beckett

Sep 2013 - Present


  • Choreography
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Live Performance
  • Organisational and Planning Skills
  • Performing Arts
  • Teaching