Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theatre from DePaul University, a Masters in Communication from Northeastern Illinois University, and a Doctorate of Education from Northern Illinois University. Her continued professional training includes certificates in acting from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Athens Centre in Greece.
Dr. Bakalis has presented a paper on the importance of “arts in education” at the Oxford Round Table conference at Oxford University. The presentation highlighted the critical role that theatre and acting can play in education. With a strong commitment to the critical importance of the arts in learning, Dr. Bakalis incorporates acting and theatre techniques in her business and continuing-education seminars and workshops.
Dr. Bakalis is dedicated to tapping into the creative artist in all of us. Maria performs many roles on her world stage: Theatre Director, Actor, Playwright, Voice-over and Commerical Actor, and Acting Coach. In each role she brings an enthusiasm and energy that Captures Imaginations and Inspires Innovation.
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