Maya Ruheza has loved ballet for as long as she can remember.
She took her first class at the age of three, after a bit of a rocky start. Her family still jokes about how, when her mom first asked her if she’d like to give dance a try, she had a frank one-word answer: “Nope.”
She relented because it looked “magical onstage — “they were pretty, they did fun twirls, they had pretty dresses on, you know” — and before long, dance had won her over.
Now, at 17, the Riverview teen is packing her bags and moving more