Port Alberni, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Maria Cavazzon (MBATD, AAC2, CDTA, PBT, AF 1&2, PAA, ADA)
Certified Competition Adjudicator: Acro Dance; Ballet; Pointe; Lyrical; Jazz; Tap; Musical Theatre
Maria has been involved in dance education for the past 30 years. She is a Life Member of The British Association of Teachers of Dancing (B.A.T.D) in the areas of Ballet, Jazz, Stage, and Modern Jazz and is certified in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT). Additional certifications include Acrobatic Arts (Module 2), Acrobatic certification through the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (C.D.T.A), and Alixa Flexibility (Module 2). Maria is also a certified Dance Adjudicator holding memberships with Professional Adjudicators Alliance and Acro Dance Adjudicators by Acro Dance Teachers Association. Maria is also a Special Educational Assistant with the Toronto District School Board.
She began her career teaching recreational dance at the local community center. From there she went on to teach at various studios throughout the GTA at recreational, part time and competitive levels. Maria also carefully prepares her students for annual B.A.T.D Ballet and Modern exams up to and including Professional Examinations.
She continues to expand her knowledge and training by attending workshops, seminars and courses each year to continue to grow as a teacher and pass along her knowledge to her students.
Maria has adjudicated throughout Ontario and British Columbia. She is excited to adjudicate and hopes to educate, inspire and encourage dancers to continue to work with care and perseverance to reach their full potential.