Maroula is a dance artist, as well as a dance & yoga teacher based in the Netherlands.
She has performed in theatre, museum and site specific works, in choreographies of Ingrid Berger Myhre, Rosemary Lee, Simon Whitehead, Hannes Langolf, Amy Toner, Grace Nicol, Ted Stoffer, Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Harry Koushos, Pil & Galia Kollektiv, Athens Video Dance Project, Off Festival in Brussels in atelier creation by Lisi Estaras & Nicolas Vladyslav and David Zambrano together with 34 other international artists. In 2019-2021, she collaborated with Dansateliers Rotterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen for the Dancing Museums II - Creative Europe Program, participating in the residencies and choreographic research of Ingrid Berger Myhre. Upon that she was invited to produce some written work reflecting on the local artistic residencies and also performed in Closer Look, site specific performance, in the adaptations for Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (NL) and Bundekunsthalle, Bonn (DE).
Maroula is passionate about her teaching practice with a versatile experience and training background. She holds a Master of Arts in Contemporary Dance from London Contemporary Dance School and a BA in Dance Teaching from Niki Kontaxaki’ s Higher Professional Dance School, Athens. Before she decided to follow the dance path, Maroula graduated with a BA in Primary Education from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her pedagogical studies have always been a substantial support throughout her teaching career. She has been teaching dance since 2011 in Athens, Belgium, London, Cyprus and the Netherlands.
Always striving to update and develop her professional practice, she travelled around Europe to follow inspiring teachers and dance festivals. While she lived in Belgium (2014-16), she intensively followed professional development classes and workshops with various teachers and companies. Since 2013, she has been practicing the contemporary Flying Low and Passing Through dance techniques from the founder David Zambrano himself. As part of that study, she was invited for various intensive workshops and a prestigious one-month training in Spain (2016).
Maroula delivers classes and workshops for adults and young people in contemporary dance, improvisation and ballet.
She teaches contemporary dance regularly for the Bachelor students in Dance Performance Department and in Dance Teaching Department at Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam. In 2018-19 she also taught as a visiting teacher for 3 months for the BA in Dance program at PERA-School of Performing Arts at GAU University in Cyprus.
Maroula teaches personal & group yoga lessons.
She is a Hatha-Raja & Vinyasa Yoga Teacher (RYT 200h) and graduated from Indaba Yoga School in London in January 2021. The course was led by Ambra Vallo, together with Jambo Truong (Anatomy & Physiology) and Naren Herrero (History & Philosophy). During the training, she also followed masterclasses by Ambra Vallo in 5 different yoga lineages : Dharma, Forest, Rocket, Ashtanga and Gokul. Since 2022, Maroula is also a graduate of Poppy Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training and she is now offering personal and group prenatal & postnatal classes.