Maria teaches weekly dance classes for all ages in Bourton-on-the-Water and Upper Rissington. 


Pasgetti dance classes cater for children and adults in Bourton on the water

and the cotswolds who want a fun and motivational experience in dance.


Join Maria and experience the joy of dance first hand.

Whether it be street dance,creative or contemporary, physical theatre or adults dancing for fun and fitness.


There is something for everyone!

Get in touch today to start dancing and having fun.

'Maria’s real passion is teaching dance to the new generation of thinking dancers, to inspire and inform their development.’ 

Artist's Biography  


Maria is a teacher, choreographer, dance artist and performer. Maria trained at London Studio Centre and London Contemporary Dance School and founded her dance company Pasgetti in 2002.  In September 2013 she gained an MSc in Dance Science with Distinction from The University of Wolverhampton. Maria has taught all over the country and travelled all over the world to become the best teacher she can be and in the process has helped many young dancers get onto vocational training courses. With over 16 years experience Maria leads a fun fast-paced, energetic and athletically demanding technique class.


Maria has extensive experience teaching young people contemporary dance. Maria has taught both GCSE and BTEC dance and was a contemporary technique tutor on the CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) programme for several years which enables elite young dancers aged 12-18 to access further training in Contemporary dance. Maria delivered CAT classes for The DanceXchange, Laban and Dance4. Maria was course leader for ‘Making Choreographers’, teaching a select group of young people aged 12-16 the tools of choreography.


Maria is currently a visiting lecturer at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire formally known as Birmingham School of Acting a faculty of Birmingham City University teaching physical theatre and contemporary dance technique since 2008. Maria also guest lectures at The University of Wolverhampton teaching 3rd year BA dancers Ailvin Ailey repotoire.


Maria works extensively as a choreographer. Maria  has been commisioned by Birmingham School of Acting to choreograph the musical ‘Spring Awakening’ which performed at The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham and a ‘A Clockwork Orange’ also performed at The Cresent Theatre. 'A Street of Crocodiles' first perfomed at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham then toured to Budapest in May 2016.  Maria created 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' with director Stephen Simms which was staged at The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham in March and toured to Serbian and Hungary May 2017 and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire commissioned Maria in September to choreograph 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' previously a broadway musical and the British Premier played at The Cresent Theatre, Birmingham in October 2017 and then a private viewing for Andrew Lloyd Webber in March 2018. Maria choreographed 'Pentacost' Directed by Aleksander Dundjerovic performed at The Patrick Centre in December 2017, 'Rhinoceros' Directed by John Adams performed at The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham, March 2018, Maria choreographed '3 Winters' Directed by Lise Olson performed at The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham, October 2018. Maria choreographed a new piece of physical theatre ‘The Terror’ which premiered in Birmingham’s Cresent Theatre in March 2019 and toured to Serbia and Budapest May 2019. Maria finished choreographing 'Nosfertu' in March but it never saw an audience due to the Pandemic but it would have been at The Old Rep Theatre Birmingham. 




 ‘She has the ability to cajole and nurture the dancers around her to enable them to achieve a strong sense of performance and choreographic shape’ . Veronica Lewis MBE, Director London Contemporary Dance School

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