Maria Newswanger

Maria Newswanger

Creative Movement, Ballet, & Tap Instructor

Maria is excited to begin another year of teaching with Cavod Academy of the Arts. Over the past 8 years, she has been studying various forms of dance including ballet (both Cecchetti and non-syllabus), pointe, modern, jazz, hip hop, tap, gymnastics, and physical theater. Maria joined the Cavod staff two years ago and taught several ballet classes. Previously, Maria assisted Hanna Bacon, Savannah Pilon, Derek Martin, and Jill Hertzog with several Cavod classes including Creative Movement, Gymnastics, Primary I, Primary II, and Grade I. She is currently training in the Cecchetti method of ballet and received her Cecchetti Grade I teacher’s certification in 2015. She also supplements her dance training further by visiting Koresh School of Dance in Philadelphia.  Maria was a member of Cavod Dance Company for four years, and enjoyed performing in their original productions “Not of this World”“Safehouse”, and “Almost Home.” In addition to her dance training, Maria is studying to obtain a business degree from Central Penn College. Cavod has transformed Maria’s life since she came for her first class 9 years ago, and it is here where she learned how extraordinary it is to dance before God in worship. That is why it is her passion to help students discover their God- given talents and show them how to use those abilities to give the glory back to God.


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