Born and raised in Minnesota, Maas trained competitively with Larkin Dance Studio. At nine, she began with her first ballet mentor, Tara Foy. Starting at 12, she attended summer programs with the School of American Ballet and later the American Ballet Theater. When she was 15, Maas left home to move to Manhattan, New York. She pursued her training with Manhattan Youth Ballet under the direction of Francois Perron while also being privately mentored by Susan Jaffe of American Ballet Theater. She had the honor of being a competitor at Youth America Grand Prix, winning many 1st place regional awards and competing at the NYC finals for three years. Maas’ training in NYC allowed her to join the company of Manhattan Youth Ballet for two years to begin her professional career. She continued her journey to Los Angeles, California, where she performed in the commercial dance industry in awards shows, national commercials, and TV shows such as “Glee” on Fox.
In 2016, Maas joined Nevada Ballet Theatre. Over the past six years, she has had the opportunity of performing many ballets on The Smith Center stage. Some of her favorites include Sleeping Beauty, Jorden Morris’ “Peter Pan,” Cynthia Gregory’s Swan Lake, Septime Webre’s “Alice,” Paul Taylor’s “Company B,” and more. Maas can also be recognized as a judge on the Starpower competition’s national tour for the past seven years. Maas’ teaching and choreography have taken her to numerous schools across the nation for over ten years. In 2014, she launched Resurgence Intensive, a touring convention that brings the power of technical training in an empowering environment.
In 2020 Maas opened Blue Chip Conditioning, a Pilates studio specializing in athletic enhancement and rehabilitation, here in Las Vegas. She works with professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, MLB, high schools, and collegiate athletes to enhance their performance. Most recently, she proudly graduated from UNLV with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. She is looking forward to continuing her work with the UNLV Dance Department and the dancers this semester as the Artist in Residence.