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Tap and contemporary choreographer

Maria Malizia, Founder and Director of Forza Malizia Dance Co., is a Pennsylvania State University graduate. Under Maria's direction, Forza Malizia Dance Company has appeared at the Nachmo Festival, El Museo del Barrio, Fertile Ground, the Biomorphic Dance Festival, the HATCH Festival, the IDACO Festival, and the Harlem Arts Festival.  Additionally, since the company's incorporation in 2014 Forza Malizia has produced four shows and developed partnerships with The Hispanic Federation and THE POINT Community Development Corporation.   Previously, Maria danced for NYC Dance Arts and her choreography has been featured at The Fertile Ground Dance Festival, PMT Dance Studio, El Museo Del Barrio, the Harlem Arts Festival, and NYC Dance Arts

Choreographer’s Showcase.  She is a dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor with a focus in tap.  Currently Maria works as a dance therapist at the Daughters of Jacob Nursing Home, and is a dance instructor at Dancers Dreamzzz, and THE POINT Community Development Corporation.

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