Blurring the fine line between the concert and digital art worlds, Maria Juan continuously pushes boundaries in choreography, teaching and the business of dance. She is the recipient of the San Diego Foundation's Arts and Culture Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Creative Catalyst Fund* 2012 under the sponsorship of John Malashock and the Malashock Dance Company. Originally from Florida, Maria came to San Diego and dove headfirst into the performing scene. She has had the opportunity to perform in works by Bradley Michaud (Los Angeles), Elfi Schafer-Schafroth (Switzerland), Lux Boreal (Tijuana) and Jean Isaacs among other emerging choreographers from San Diego. A graduate of the University of South Florida, she has performed throughout the sunshine state with several companies including Moving Current Dance Collective, BellaDanza, and MusInc, an artists collective which she co-founded. Intrigued by how performing arts and digital media can co-exist, she founded her own digital arts agency, mjuanstudio. Her work and collaborations has been described as "beautifully danced", "taut and athletic" and "ones to watch" by sandiego.com.

Named one of the “Top Artists Under the Age of 25” by the Tampa Weekly Planet (now Creative Loafing), Maria has continued to stay an integral part of the dance and arts community.

*This grant was made possible by the Ariel W. Coggeshall Fund; The Creative Catalyst Fund; and the Colonel Frank C.Wood Memorial Fund of The San Diego Foundation, in partnership with the James Irvine Foundation.