Maya Pevzner was born in Kazakhstan and studied at the Seleznev Ballet School in Almaty.
After her graduation she joined the ballet company in Almaty where she danced for a few months, later she was accepted at the Vaganova school for the final year in St.Petersburg. Maya was then accepted into the company at the Kirov/ Mariinsky theatre in St.Petersburg where she danced for 8 years.
After leaving Russia she danced with the Israel Ballet and the Dutch National ballet. After retiring from dancing, she completed the Vaganova Future Teachers Course. Maya lives in Amsterdam with her family and works as a freelance guest teacher.
Maya Pevzner started teaching at European School of Ballet in 2021.