Meet Maria Kowroski, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Ballet Company! - Morris Bernards Moms

Photo credit: John Emerson


Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the area?
I lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan until I was 16 and then lived in NYC for 29 years. I have lived in NJ for the past 2 years.

Child(ren) and Age(s)?
One child, 8 years old

Are you involved in a business venture or corporate world? Please Share!
Was New York City Ballet Principal Dancer 22 Years (Danced with New York City Ballet for 27 years) I am now the Artistic Director of New Jersey Ballet.

What’s your favorite part about being the Artistic Director of the New Jersey Ballet Company?
My Favorite Part of Being the Artistic Director of New Jersey Ballet is making a difference within the organization and seeing the dancers grow artistically.

If you could give one tip to fellow Mom Entrepreneurs what would it be?
Trying to find the balance, and stop working to spend time with family.

One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I have a great sense of humor!

Ok 10 Fun LOCAL favorites – ready, go!
1 – Favorite thing to do with your kids? Go to the zoo
2 – Favorite coffee spot? Starbucks
3 – Favorite lunch place? Chopt
4 – Favorite farm to go fruit picking? Alstede Farms
5 – Favorite date night restaurant? Faubourg
6 – Favorite boutique? I love the Short Hills Mall (I Just moved to NJ from NY, so it’s nice to have a place with everything in one spot)
7 – Favorite spot to grab a drink? At home
8 – Who has the best bagels in town? Manhattan Bagels
9 – Best slice of pizza in town? Master Pizza
10 – Favorite spot for ice cream? Livingston Creamery

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