Maya originally studied to be a dancer at a small venue called "El Sindicato,” located in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she was born and raised. At age seventeen she joined a circus troupe there called “GravityWorks.” In "GravityWorks" Maya found herself immersed in a tight-knit community where she trained and performed under the guidance of director Nisha Ferguson for four years. She taught aerial acrobatics to young students at “GravityWorks Escuela de las Nuevas Artes Circenses” alongside Ana Cecilia Corona. Ana Cecilia inspired her to keep teaching aerial as an outlet for individuals looking for a new form of expression. At age twenty-one, Maya moved to the United States with a plan to continue teaching aerial. She took two Teacher Training Courses at NECCA in Brattleboro, Vermont with Serenity Forchion and Elsie Smith, who taught her the importance of safety and communication in an aerial training environment. In January 2016, Maya began teaching aerial for Chloe Jensen at Aerial Dance Chicago. Chloe is helping Maya incorporate dance with aerial; this process diverges from the circus style, making a genre of its own.
Maya has taught in both English and Spanish to students of all ages, on several different apparatuses. She has taught Trapeze, Lyra, Hammock and Silks at Aerial Dance Chicago and is currently teaching all levels of Aerial Acrobatics to kids ages four to nine. She believes that everyone learns differently, but without a doubt, everyone is able to learn.
In her free time Maya likes to draw, paint, photograph and dance.