Maria Suzanne Tolbert is proud to be a Hoosier, having been born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana. She began her dance career at age nine, exploring all different forms and styles. At fifteen, she was given the opportunity to expand her horizions to a national level when she was selected to be a dance assistant on the Dance Olympus Summer Convention Tour. Aftertwards, she continued to spend every summer either attending dance intensives all over the country or working as a fashion model in Tokyo, Japan. Maria recently received her B.F.A. in Dance from California State University, Long Beach, and she currently resides in New York, New York.
"As a recent graduate, I intend to utilize my education, along with my independent spirit, to travel around the globe, experiencing different cultures and gaining new inspirations."