Maryam trained with her mother Linda and the Pamela de Waal School in Paignton before winning a scholarship to study at the Central School of Ballet, London. After graduating she performed professionally all over the world, working with Matthew Bourne, William Tuckett, Christopher Gable and Mark Morris to name a few. On finishing a national tour of Nutcracker! she decided to concentrate on teaching. As well as teaching at HHDC, Maryam is also the core classical ballet teacher for the South West's Centre of Advanced Training, the 'Youth Dance Academy - Exeter Programme'. This is a government funded project for young, gifted dancers to train at a professional level in the region.
Maryam was recently awarded Dance Today's "Dance Teacher of the Year 2017"
This is a national award the recognises and celebrates outstanding teaching in the UK.