Maya Tischler, Fairy Godmother of Dance, grew up performing and dancing in North Virginia where she began dancing as soon as she could walk. She trained with Encore Theatrical Arts Project for seven years, with whom she performed with in South Africa, Italy, and France. She continued her dance education at Oklahoma City University, where she majored in Dance Management, delving into the technical theater, pedagogy, and business side of the industry. Through the university, she graduated with honors, received an Outstanding Marketing Assistant award, and was on the Deans List numerous times. She danced with Ann Lacy School of Dance and Entertainment Pep and Liturgical Dancers and held a variety of positions for their productions, some of her favorites being Assistant Stage Manager, Light Board Operator, and Photographer. Maya has worked as a teaching artist for various programs at NextStop Theater, choreographing, directing, and leading tech design and direction. Also with NextStop, she has performed in The Wolves and The Marvelous Wonderettes. She spends her time outside of the studio working in leadership positions at Chick Fil A, as well as taking headshots and dance photos, and spending time with her cat, Caesar.