She started her artistic adventure when she was six years old training in rhythmic gymnastics. In 2001 she became part of Kataklò Athletic Dance Theatre company and since then she has been performing in many happenings; one for all the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Turin in 2006. She was also part of a performance with Fura dels Baus.
In the various tours with Kataklò company she has had the opportunity to perform on many national and international events, staging 6 different Kataklò productions and being part of the creation of 4 of them.
Maria has been working with choreographer Giulia Staccioli for 14 years and she is now also tutoring the new young acrobats who are studying the company’s repertoire.
During all these years she has collaborated with different Physical Theatre performers at a national and international level, as Ivan Manzoni for important private events and for the show “Materiali Resistenti”, Sonics, Angelo Bonello with Kitomb, the French company “
Thanks to her physicality and flexibility she is often asked to perform as a model for photoshoots, also for international photographers as Andreas Bitesnic. She played as body double of the main character in the fiction “Non smettere di sognare” and them, in the second edition, produced by Mediaset, she was also asked to perform as a dancer. Personally chosen by Sting for a private concert, she danced next to him on an aerial choreography. She was later contacted by Franco Dragone’s team for a choreography with Hoop in the show “Taboo” at Macau.
At the first Italian Competition on Aerial Dance “Extreme Dance Championship” Maria won the championship as well as the first place in the hoop category. This victory will allow her to take part to the international final of “PPS Aerial Performance tournament” in Hong Kong where she won in the category Hoop.
The following year she created the aerial choreography on Hoop for Sheila Verdi; with that she won in Italy and then with a choreography on silk in Hong Kong as well.
Nowadays she teaches Aerial Dance at Academy Kataklò and Pole Dance, Contortion and Aerial Hoop at Milan Pole Dance.
At the age of six he started artistic gymnastic obtaining numerous successes. In 2001 he enters Kataklò Athletic Dance Theatre company and becomes with the passing of time one of its mainstays.
With this company he has been part of many important events as the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Turin in 2006 and the collaboration with Fura dels Baus.
Thanks to the many tours of Kataklò company, he was able to perform in innumerable Italian , European and Worldwide shows, staging 7 Kataklò productions and taking part in the creation of 5 of them.
Nowadays, after 14 years of partnership, he is still asked by choreographer Giulia Staccioli to dance for her company and to tutor the young performers of the company.
Marco ‘s thirst for perfection leads him to keep experimenting new artistic expressions; he began to study Aerial Techniques at Flic in Turin with the aim of combining the spectacular effects of circus techniques with the fluidity and harmony of Physical theatre.
During all these years he has collaborated with different realities within the national and international scene of Physical theatre: Ivan Manzoni for important private events and for the show “Materiali Resistenti”, Angelo Bonello with Kitomb, the French company “Les Farfadais”, the agency Studio Festi and the company “Liberi Di”.
His art, together with his powerful physicality ,have made him perform as a model in various television spots, photographic shoots and fashion shows.
A coach of Acrobatic Dance and Aerial Techniques, he is nowadays also a teacher at the Kataklò Academy.