Maria Agabiti-Battista has been a lifelong dancer, performer, and model starting at the age of three. She is the owner and creative director of Class Act A Center for Dance, founded in 2003. Maria started her professional career early on and shortly before receiving her AA degree in dance. She was cast in her first equity show for Four Star Entertainment with Six Flags and performed in several shows there. Maria was a member of the Philadelphia 76ers dance team, through which she made several appearances in commercials and music videos for Jock Jams and Will Smith, amongst others. She also appeared in video and print advertisements for Dove Soap and Range Rover. Maria was chosen to appear as the billboard model for the Philadelphia 76ers on several billboards throughout the tri-state area, as well as all media publications that season. She was featured in an article in Dance Spirit Magazine about the dedication of a dancer. Maria went on to perform in various shows; as “Lola” in a “Night at the Copa” in New York City, and at Showboat in Atlantic City in “Basin Street Follies.”
Maria currently trains several times a year with her students at New York City and Los Angeles based conventions. Her passion and greatest pride come from teaching and choreographing award winning dances for her students. Her goal is to focus on the QUALITY of dance education and to continue the privilege of catering to each dancers individual needs.
As a studio, our curriculum is designed to highlight each dancers strengths and continue to motivate them to improve on their weaknesses, while building confidence, lifelong relationships and character. Our philosophy for our staff is that ‘you never stop learning.’ There is always room for improvement, and we are confident that we can get you to your goals, whether competitively or recreationally, we offer competition teams for all levels. We are extremely proud of all of our dancers’ and teachers’ accomplishments and would not be the studio we are today without our loyal families.