Estonian born Maria Seletskaja danced for 15 years on the international ballet stage with the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Staatsballett Berlin, Zürich Ballet and Estonian National Ballet. While dancing, Ms. Seletskaja continued her musical studies both privately and at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She was influenced by such conducting teachers as James Tuggle, Music Director of Stuttgart Ballet and Stuttgart Opera House, celebrated conductor Paavo Järvi and Rodolfo Saglimbeni.
Since 2016, Ms. Seletskaja has been a conductor full-time. She was invited to be assistant to the Music Director of the Casco Phil and Stuttgart Ballet and in 2018, she made her conducting debut at Stuttgart Ballet to great acclaim with La Fille mal gardée. She also made conducting debuts at the National Ballet of Georgia and Moravian Philharmonic and was selected as one of five participants for a conducting course with Paul Murphy at the Royal Opera House in London in 2019.
Ms. Seletskaja recently made her conducting debut at the National Ballet of Georgia and Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, and assisted Paavo Järvi with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. She will make her first appearance with Ballet de Santiago conducting The Sleeping Beauty next season.