Maya Popova is a choreographer and a dancer; in 2001-2014, she taught Contemporary Dance at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.
In 1999, she graduated from the Department of Ballet Production at the N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory. She is a prize and award recipi¬ent of the competitions “Muses of St. Petersburg”, 1998; Competition of Young Choreographers “Vaganova-Prix”, 1998; the F. Lopukhov Competition of Young Choreographers as part of “the Visit” Festival (Saint-Petersburg, 1999). As a choreographer, she participated in staging of shows and projects at drama and music theaters in St. Petersburg: “Buff” Theater, “Children’s Through the Looking Glass” Theater, “Music Hall” Theater, “Theater-Festival Baltic House”. As a dancer and a choreographer, she presented her works at the festivals of contempo¬rary dance “IFMC”, “Open Look”, “Choreografien von Frauen Dance” Festival, “Word and Body”, program “AA” of “the Alternative” Festival and “OKNO”.