Maria Ambrose

MARIA AMBROSE grew up in Meredith, New Hampshire and began her dance training at age four under the direction of Sally Downs. She furthered her training with Edra Toth and performed with the Boston Dance Company. She attended George Mason University where she was awarded the Harriet Mattusch Special Recognition in Dance. And graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance in 2011. She has performed with Elisa Monte Dance, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, LEVYdance, AThomasProject, and Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance. In 2018, she traveled to China as an ambassador for Parsons Dance to teach dance to young musicians, and then to Japan as part of the Dance International Program. She began studying at The Taylor School in 2012, and joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in Spring 2019.

“Dancing was always when I felt my truest self. I wanted to be a Taylor dancer before I ever saw his work; my mom always talked about the power and strength that set Taylor apart.”
Audition: “April 8th, 2019, I took my normal Taylor class and Michael Novak asked, ‘Can you start in 20 minutes?’ On May 20th I was officially offered the job; I don’t think I ever fully exhaled in my life until that moment!”
Taylor’s work: “Honest. Poignant. Human; Taylor dancers take ownership of the movement.”
Specialty dish: “Spaghetti al limone.”
Favorite restaurant: “Pasquale Jones in Little Italy.”
Favorite musican: “I have two Prince tattoos.”
Great place: “Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.”
Fun fact: “Every year I hike another 4,000-footer in the White Mountains.”


photo: Bill Wadman

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