Maria Schou is 26 years old and has been dancing for over to 18 years. She attended Lindenwood University where she majored in middle school math education and was a member and captain of the 9-time National Champion Lion Line Dance Team. During the day, she works as a 6th grade math teacher at Selvidge Middle School. She has been a part of the Ashleyliane Dance Junior Company as well as taken part in the Rockettes Summer Intensive, been a Dance Olympus VIP dancer, and participated in local events such as Dancing in the Streets and the Fox Performing Arts Teen Talent Showcase. She enjoys dancing all styles and teaching has always been a passion of hers. Creating lasting relationships with her students has always been her favorite part of the job. She grew up in this studio so having the opportunity to call this place home again has been a dream!