Maria Kamberis is a dance educator and choreographer. She holds a Masters Degree in the Science of Education (University of Cyprus), a Bachelor of the Arts in Dance Education (University of Nicosia) and a Licentiate in Modern Theatre Dance (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing). She is the founder and the main educator of Maria Kamberis Dance Studio, located in Nicosia. The Studio is an area of practice and experimentation of the pedagogical thematic units and departments that are designed by her with the focus on dance education both as a form of art as well as a technique. Kamberis is the founder, artistic director; choreographer and producer of the professional dance research company Selas Dance Company. She is also the coordinator of the Dance Department at Forum Private School in Nicosia.
She's the creator of “Omou” festival, a themed, interactive festival located in country side since 2016. She created “En Fantasia” a Professional Learning and Development Programme offering experiential workshops for teachers on creative movement.
In 2015 she created the workshop “Valitsa” that includes creative activities through which children are connected with their roots, learning and exploring with elements, terminologies and rhythms inspired by Cypriot heritage.
She delivers workshops and lectures regarding creative movement.
Kamberis is an academic associate at the University of Nicosia in the department of Music and Dance and teaches the course Approaches to Dance Pedagogy. Her academic and research interests focus in creativity, creative movement, the body, the embodied learning and the Aesthetic Literacy.