She was 5 years old when she started Oriental dancing and 6 when she first performed Indian Temple Dance on stage.
She is specialised in Indian dance styles such as Kalbeliya, Bharata Natyam, Kathak and Bollywood, as well as dances from North-Africa and the Middle-East.
Maya Sapera’s primary objective is to professionalize the level of ethnic dance in Belgium.
She masters the above named dance styles at such a level that she can create and incorporate, rather than copy. For her this meant studying Arabic and Hindi languages, to get to know all about the history and cultural background of the origin of the dance forms. She is not just a dancer, but someone who is living the culture. She graduated with honors in Arabic; her thesis was on the subject of Moroccan music and dance. Today she is studying Sanskrit, she examines the influences of Bollywood and Indian Kathak on gypsy dance and she is developing an instructional DVD.