Maureen began her classical ballet training at age eight with the Santa Rosa Ballet Company in Santa Rosa California. She studied with Julien Herrin, Russian trained and a former soloist with the Imperial Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, and Emily Stubbs, an accredited R.A.D. instructor. Maureen passed all her children’s level exams up to Professional Intermediate and this blend of Russian and R.A.D. training is the foundation of her instruction. During her teenage and young adult years, she was a member of The Santa Rosa Ballet Co., Ballet en Ronde and Redwood Empire Regional Ballet. Maureen also has a strong Jazz dance and Musical Theatre background having studied in Los Angeles with Joe Tremaine, Bob Banas and D.J. Daniels. Maureen has been a dance instructor for over 25 years and is also an accomplished actress often involved in theatrical productions in the Austin area.