Maria Derkach has many years of dance experience both as a teacher and as a dancer. In 1998 she graduated from Kaluga Dance College. Since that time she danced in different dance groups, specializing both in classical and folk dances.
In 2005 Maria began to dance early dances. She participated in dance workshops of such famous dance teachers as Lieven Baert, Barbara Segal, Susan de Guardiola, Klaus Abromeit, Béatrice Massin, Barbara Sparti, Gloria Giordano, Karin Modigh, Philippa Waite, Diana Scrivener, Katerina Dolezalova, Bruna Gondoni.
Now Maria has 4th (the highest) level of certification in Baroque, 3rd level in Renaissance, 2nd level in XIX century dances (according to HDA). In 2010 she completed a course for XIX century social dance teachers within
Società di Danza system. She teachers early dance since 2007.
Maria works as an associate professor of mathematics in Moscow State University of Railway Communications and has 7 years of teaching experience. She holds a Ph.D. in mathematics.Contacts: