Our last but not least, Summer Intensive #teacherspotlight is ADT alumni Maia Charanis! We are bringing it full circle from her time as a student and performer, college graduate, now professional dancer and teacher! Maia will be teaching all levels this summer and using her choreographic voice to set her first piece🌟💞👏🙌 📸 @shocphoto (first) and @day_lilies for @kitmodus (last)
Maia Charanis grew up dancing in Atlanta, Georgia under the direction of Jonnie C. Kelley at the Dancer’s Studio Backstage and performed with their pre-professional company, Atlanta Dance Theatre (ADT.) As a company member, Maia attended and performed at annual festivals such as SERBA and RDA. In 2014 Maia graduated from North Springs Charter High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program, after completing 4 years as a member of the North Springs Dance Company.
In 2018 Maia graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Dance Performance and Choreography, where she performed works by choreographers such as George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Thaddeus Davis, Tanya Wideman-Davis, and Bryan Arias. In 2017 Maia was awarded the Director’s Award, and in 2018 she travelled to Washington D.C. with the USC Dance Company to perform a work by Shaun Boyle at the National Festival of the American College Dance Association at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. After earning her degree Maia moved back to Atlanta where she completed a year training and performing with the Immerse ATL program. Maia currently dances with Kit Modus, where she has performed works by Jillian Mitchell, Mark Caserta and Noelle Kayser. Maia also teaches ballet, pointe and contemporary in Atlanta and the surrounding areas, and has guest performed with Covington Regional Ballet. #atlantadancetheatre #summerintensive #season39 #ballerinasofinstagram #dancersofinstagram #classicalballet #contemporarydance #choreographer #alumni #fullcircle #itstimetodance #newvoices