I love and admire her vibrancy and vitality. As a performer, she brings a wonderful sense of drama to the stage—I especially loved that performance when she entered as a crone using her veil to peer out and then transformed to a lively gypsy girl. Maura's zills are marvelous, just ask anyone who's studied with her. She's courageous and experimental, daring and provocative in her dance. She has an incredible sense of costuming and is the maven of make-up fun. She is an instrumental member of the Shake Charmers Dance Company.
I am so grateful to count her as a friend. Maura embodies the best traits of all of the amazing, inspiring, positive women I have met through the belly dance community.