Maria Nilsson Waller
Choreographer, Performer, Teacher
Maria trained at the Royal Swedish Balletschool and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. She has been working as a freelance dancer and choreographer across Europe since 2004, and is since 2009 based in Dublin. As a performer she has danced in pieces by Liv O’Donoghue (IRE), Bo Arenander, Per Jonsson, Helena Franzén (SE), Susan Rethorst (NY), Hervé Koubi, Myriam Naisy (FR) Rionach Ni Neill and Fiona Quilligan (IRE). Her own work has been presented at a number of venues in France, Sweden and Ireland, through a.o Cannes Jeune Ballet (22nd Century, Med en doft av snö, 2009), Estrad Norr (Ingenmansland, 2011, Last Land, 2012, Stream, 2013) Smock Alley, Druid Lane Theatre and Dublin Dance Festival (Walker, 2011, Last Land 2012, Stream 2013 and Blanca 2015).
Maria is regularly in collaboration with artists from other disciplines such as musicians, composers, filmmakers and photographers but also often composes music and designs for her own work. She teaches professional daily contemporary training at Dance Ireland, Galway Dance Project, Dance Limerick and is engaged as teacher in Classical Ballet at the College of Dance, Dublin.
Maria is a member of Jämtlands Kulturkompani and was a Dance Ireland Associate Artist 2013/2014.