Growing up in Los Angeles California, Maia had been exposed to a number of different art forms, via social and community arts programs. Going onstage for the first time at the age of eight, she found a love of dance that slowly transitioned into a passion for community and cultural engagement through performance art. Maia studied different dance genres and techniques commonly found across the United States under the tittles of Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop. At the age of 15 she began to study dance techniques and social dance forms found outside of the United States, including Ballet Folklorico, Salsa, South Asian commercial dance, Irish dance, West African dance, Vaganova, Hoofing, and Acro Contortion. After years of receiving awards and accolades for her proficiency knowledge in American Dance techniques, at age 16 Maia was honored & recognized by the State of California for her arts scholarship. From there she decided to shift her focus to teaching and creating meaningful community arts programs in order to teach self expression and acceptance through performance and visual art forms. Maia is very excited to be dancing with Keshet Chaim. As well as learning about Israeli culture is has been a pleasure working with their board to directors to promote community, tolerance, and diversity through performance art across the Los Angeles area, and hopefully abroad.