Professional Dancer

An Italian Ballroom Dance Champion in the International Standard division, Maura Garuccio moved to the United States in 2012 to pursue her professional dance career stateside. She has since incorporated American Smooth and Rhythm into her repertoire and will soon be competing again on the professional circuit.

Being a dancer is more than just about passion, says Maura, it’s something she can’t live without. The dance floor is her real home, a space where she can be free to be whatever she wants to be. Meet her →

Photo Credit: Blair Judson | Photo Location: Viva Dance Studio



Maura started dancing at age of 4 in her hometown of Brindisi in the south of Italy and has been in love with every aspect of the sport ever since.

Maura trains and competes nationally in the PRO-AM category with several amateur dancers. She teaches International (Standard and Latin) and American (Smooth and Rhythm) styles. She also finds great joy in working with students for social dancing and as they prepare for their wedding day!

Continually captivated by the art of dance, join Maura on the dance floor for a private lesson!

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Maura is proud to have the opportunity to work with dancers of all styles as coach and choreographer.

Looking to enhance your technique in a series of lessons with your primary dance teacher?

Want to refresh your dance routines?

Preparing for a competition and need an expert set of eyes to evaluate?

Maura thrives on bettering her students' technique and stage presence, while instilling in them a love of dance that will carry them through their lives.