Maria Kowroski (born June 29, 1976 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) is a principal ballerina at the New York City Ballet. She performed the motion capture for several of Barbie's ballet roles, and the roles as "great experiences".
|2001||Barbie in the Nutcracker||Motion capture dancer - Clara|
|2001||Living a Ballet Dream||Herself|
|2003||Barbie of Swan Lake||Motion capture dancer - Odette|
|2006||Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses||Motion capture dancer - Genevieve|
|2006||Dancing on Air: The Making of Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses||Herself|
Kowroski started her ballet training in 1983, when she was seven years old, with the School of Grand Rapids Ballet. The School of American Ballet accepted Kowroski as a ballet student in 1992, and she joined New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 1995. Kowroski was promoted to a soloist in 1997, and, in 1999, she was promoted to a principal dancer.