Maxine Machado Anderson RAD RTS is a Registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and has recently relocated to Scotland from her hometown of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Having adored dance from the tender age of three, Maxine went on to gain a place at the prestigious Urdang Academy in London, at age 18, where she was delighted to graduate with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. Maxine has danced and sung professionally in London alongside The Wanted, on Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent and the X Factor. In Dubai, her credits include multiple Dubai International Dance Festivals, the Dubai World Cup, Short+Sweet theatre festivals, and most recently playing the leading role of Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by James Gaddas (of Bad Girls, Doctors, Coronation Street and Emmerdale). Furthering her passion for ballet, Maxine has also gained certification in all levels of the American Ballet Theatre’s cutting edge National Training Curriculum and is a Silver Swans Licensee. She has enjoyed teaching, choreographing and submitting pupils for RAD examinations for a number of years and is very excited to continue doing so with the aspiring ballerinas at TFX!