Maria (Malu) Quintal


Malu moved to the United States when she was 9 years old. In an attempt to make new friends in what seemed like a new world, her teachers insisted she audition for the school play. Because she was so shy for any speaking role, she was casted as a background dancer. Malu unexpectedly grew to love this craft and has been dancing ever since. After graduating high school she threw herself into any dance audition she could go to. At 18, she was on So You Think You Can Dance in the Vegas rounds and at 19 she became a dancer for the NBA’s Miami HEAT. At 20, she was performing on live television for the Latin Awards. Since then she has professionally danced alongside artists including Pitbull, Sean Paul, Katy Perry, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Anuel, Robin Thicke, J Balvin, Maluma, Luis Fonsi, Ozuna, and more. Throughout her career Malu has worked in several areas of the dance commercial industry. She has been featured as a dancer in the movie Step Up 4, appeared in numerous music videos, and has performed live concert shows on world tours. Lately, she enjoys expanding her abilities as a choreographer and has been grateful to have choreographed for large organizations such as the NBA’s Miami Heat and MLB’s Miami Marlins to name a few. Her latest projects involve choreographing music videos for several Latin artists and leading a team of professional dancers on her latest world tour. In addition to this Malu enjoys training young promising dancers and has been teaching classes, school teams, competition teams, and low income programs for 11 years. Not only does she love performing on stage or dancing on camera but Malu also thrives on working behind the scenes: creating, growing, and sharing her knowledge in the dance industry with hungry talent. Her favorite style to teach is commercial/stage dance and Malu’s teaching method highlights on clean visuals, musical dynamics and textured movement.