Paz Leon was born in Piura, Peru. Maria Paz started her career as a Marinera Norteña dancer, a traditional dance from the north of Perú, since she was 5 years old. She moved to Lima to continue her career as a dancer when she was 18 years old where she kept taking and teaching Marinera lessons and also learning other dances such as Salsa, Bachata and Latin dances. She came to NYC in 2018 to keep developing her career as a professional dancer and found the opportunity to keep teaching and spreading out her culture. She is our first and only Marinera teacher in the studio! Maria Paz is also available for private Marinera lessons.