Maria Piedad Paredes Lascano

M.A. '17

Maria Piedad

Maria Piedad is a choreographer and ballet instructor, affiliate teacher of the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum and member of the CID-UNESCO.  She also teaches character, historical, jazz and contemporary dance. Pedagogic and choreographic adviser for Danzas Ballet School, Ecuador; teacher at Ballet Hispanico and Long Island Ballet Theatre schools. She’s worked for ABT (teaching assistant), CUNY (adjunct instructor), ProDanza-Ecuador (artistic director,choreographer,dancer), National Ballet of Ecuador (chief of rehearsals,dancer) where she staged the ballets Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Three Musketeers and Taming of the Shrew. Her choreographies have been performed in Ecuador, El Salvador, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and USA.


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York


New York University

Master of Arts -Teaching dance in the professions: The American Ballet Theatre Pedagogy

New York, New York


Universidad Politécnica del Ejército

Bachelor of Arts - Applied Linguistics

Quito, Ecuador


National Ballet School

Teaching Degree - Ballet, Character and Historical Dance

Havana, Cuba


National Dance Institute

High School Diploma - Ballet and Modern Dance

Quito, Ecuador

Awards Received

2012-2013    Scholarship, NYU/Steinhardt


2012    Scholarship for Dance Studies, National Secretariat of Higher Education, Ecuador


1998-2000    Outstanding International Student, National Ballet School, Havana


1997    Class of 1997 Best Student, National Dance Institute, Quito