María Muñoz Biography
CORPS DE BALLET
Maria Muñoz was born in Cabezo de Torres, Murcia (Spain).
She started her dance studies at the Professional Dance Conservatory in Murcia, at the age of ten, where she studied for five years with Fuensanta Zomeño.
Later, in 2008, she moved to the Víctor Ullate school in Madrid, where she also participated in Ullate's Young Ballet Company (Young Ballet of Alcobendas). There she studied under teachers such as María Fernandez, Ana Noya, Marta Hernández, Giselle Deyá, Victor Ullate and Arantxa Sagardoy, among others.
In 2011 she entered the English National Ballet School, attaining a diploma in 2012. There, she studied under teachers such as Sarah McIlroy, Paul Lewis and Cynthia Harvey, among others. She also formed part of the ENB Young Ballet "My First".
From 2012 to 2013 she worked as apprentice with the Dresden Semperoper Ballet Company, dancing in Swam Lake, Bayadere, Coppelia and The Nutcracker, among others.
She joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza of Spain in January 2014 under the artistic direction of José Carlos Martínez. Since then she has danced important roles in Raymonda Variations, by José Carlos Martínez, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, by William Forsythe, and Allegro Brillante, by George Balanchine. She has also danced in other productions such as the Don Quixote Suite and Sonatas, by José Carlos Martínez, the Holberg Suite, by Tony Fabre, Allegro Brillante, by George Balanchine and Minus 16, by Ohad Naharin, among other works. She took part as a guest in the III Gala de Bailarines Murcianos where she danced Scarlatti, pas de deux, by José Carlos Martínez.