Maia Rodriguez, graduate of Syracuse University in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, studied theater, music and dance under Rodney Hudson, Gerardine Clark, Lizzie Ingram, David Wanstreet, Marie Kemp and Anthony Salatino. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she was a student of piano for 12 years with the Cleveland Music School Settlement under Mary Louise Emery and vocal performance with the Cleveland Singing Angels, traveling all over the world from the age of 13. She has worked professionally as a singer with Cirque du Soleil, Universal Studios Hollywood & Florida, and Tokyo Disney Sea. Maia has written her own original musicals, Evernight, which has been produced at the San Diego Star Theatre, as well as the Hack & Slash Comedy Christmas Special at the Chesapeake Arts Center. She is honored to serve in the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters as an alto vocalist, and-during her quarantine time-recently received her Yoga Teacher Training Certification after many decades of practice. Maia lives in Waldorf, Maryland with her husband and two children, both of whom have been active participants in the MSA homeschool program under Barbara Schwartz and Diane Spinelli. She believes that fundamentally that all children’s lives can be changed through the arts, and is proud to help facilitate that commitment with MSA’s core values.