Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Maya Apodaca started dancing at a young age, but discovered a passion for ballroom dancing in high school. Maya began her teaching career in Albuquerque, New Mexico before relocating to the Dallas area. Maya has a love for children, and teaches the students of the Youth DanceSport Program, in addition to her work as the Director of Teaching for Drama Kids, a youth drama program.
What inspired you to become a dancer?
I started learning while at the Boys and Girls Club
What is your favorite thing about teaching?
Seeking the growth in people.
Do you have a mantra you live by or a favorite motto?
Just keep swimming Just keep swimming Just keep swimming swimming swimming
Who is the most inspiring person you know?
Too many to nail down 1.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Cat Island because they have cats!
What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?
I usually come into work...but I do like to read, see a good movie, and hang out with Cody and the cats.
What is on your grocery list?
What is your favorite T.V. show to binge watch?
What are two things not many people know about you?
1. I am a Gryffindor.
2. I teach an after-school drama program for kids
Where did you grow up?
Santa Fe, New Mexico
What is your secret talent?
I can fall asleep anywhere.
What is your guilty pleasure?
What is your weirdest habit?
There are no such thing as weird habits - only weird people...and who wants to be normal?
What celebrity embodies your inner rockstar?
Tigger from Winnie the Pooh
What is your go-to sing-in-the-shower song?
La la la
What is your favorite food/restaurant?
My own home-cooked food. Red chili enchiladas and potato soup.
What's on your bedside table?
It's a book about how to answer silly personal questions.!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Director of a Boys' and Girls' Club and a Lawyer.
One word people use to describe you?
What never fails to get you out of a bad mood?
Can I use the answer "ice cream" again?
What are the top three things on your bucket list?
1. Sky dive
2. Take a vacation
3. Have a self-sustaining garden
What is the best advice you ever received?
I have two: "What doesn't kill you makes you stornger," and "You can find the positive in everything that happens."
Eric & Laura
Wedding Dance Students