Maya was brought up in Abu Dhabi; started ballet at 6 years old, further, she progressed to contemporary, African, belly and finally fixed on competitive Latin ballroom dancing. All this was done as a hobby whilst at school, university and later as a working girl.
Maya spent several years in Switzerland in hotel school, thereafter in Canada working in the hospitality industry.
Work brought her back to the UAE in 2004 where, in the absence of a ballroom dance scene, she took up Argentine tango.
Now she teaches intermediate and advance tango classes and performs professionally at Tango Shows and Events.
By 2006, with her hotel and banqueting skills, Maya quickly got involved and helped with events for visiting tango maestros.
By 2008, under the patronage of the Argentine Embassy, Maya and Eleanor Brodie took the tango scene to the next level.