Mariya Perkina, Master of Sports of Rhythmic Gymnastics of Kazakhstan, started her Rhythmic Gymnastics career when she was just 3 years old. She has competed in several competitions in Russia, Kazakhstan and other post-Soviet Union countries. In 2013, she placed 1st place in the Championship of Kazakhstan. At 17, she performed in the ballet “The Nutcracker” in Des Moines, Iowa. She has experience teaching gymnastics, ballet and stretch classes.