Maria Cherniske was born and raised in Connecticut where she took her first class at the age of three.
Since then, her passion for the arts has continued to flourish.

She is a member of New York based dance companies Jamie J & Co and Humans Collective.

Maria has worked with choreographers such as Lisette Bustamante, James Jackson Jr, Dana Foglia, Rhapsody James, Luam Keflezgy, Kelly Peters, Derek Mitchell and Tanisha Scott. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall in an ad for Rocawear clothing, with super model Coco Rocha at NYC's Fashion's Night Out, on national television with Icona Pop and in a national commercial for the Wendy Williams show.  She was a principal in a commercial for Affinity Bank and recently performed with Jordan Fisher in Rockefeller Center for an event for Nintendo. In addition, Maria has done work for Nike and Adidas.  She appeared in Music Videos with popular up and coming artists and performed live with artists Matt Hunter, Carey Nokey, and L Michelle.