Maija Makila
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only meant to be understood.”
– Marie Curie

Maija Makila (they/them) is a non-binary, competitive dancer from Mississauga, Ontario. They began exploring dance at age 4 with Canadian Dance Company, training in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, contemporary and fusion.

Maija has had the opportunity to work with top choreographers such as Spencer Theberge, Tyce Diorio, as well as having worked with Mia Michaels during filming of Feel the Beat for Netflix. Most recently, Maija joined the cast of The Next Step, and is enjoying experiencing dance and acting in a new setting.

Dance has always been a form of expression for Maija, and they know from firsthand experience the diversity of creativity. They are proud to be a form of representation for the LGTBQ community and an advocate for mental health.