This long-ago dance shaman brings the healing energy of dancing to anyone who sees her perform or dances in her unique Dance Medicine classes. She pulls out the dancer in all of us, encouraging us to use that energy to support and uplift people across the globe who suffer and cannot dance. She believes when a community dances or sings together, the collective power and love are so strong that they can be transmitted anywhere on the planet for healing. See her project SING! DANCE! LOVE! While nationally known as an actress from her roles in the HBO series The Wire and The Corner, Maria is celebrated also for her dancing and storytelling, helping adults and children to heal and strengthen their emotional bodies as they extend their energy out to others. Fulbright scholar, an OSI fellow and former news reporter for the ABC affiliates in Miami and Baltimore, she currently teaches storytelling and dance in the theater department at the Baltimore School for the Arts.