Maria Kowroski (born June 29, 1976 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) is a principal ballerina at the New York City Ballet. She performed the motion capture for several of Barbie's ballet roles, and the roles as "great experiences".

Barbie Filmography

Year Title Role
2001 Barbie in the Nutcracker Motion capture dancer - Clara
2001 Living a Ballet Dream Herself
2003 Barbie of Swan Lake Motion capture dancer - Odette
2006 Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses Motion capture dancer - Genevieve
2006 Dancing on Air: The Making of Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses Herself


Kowroski started her ballet training in 1983, when she was seven years old, with the School of Grand Rapids Ballet. The School of American Ballet accepted Kowroski as a ballet student in 1992, and she joined New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 1995. Kowroski was promoted to a soloist in 1997, and, in 1999, she was promoted to a principal dancer.

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