Donna Marias Maypole
Bermondsey Street Festival
A Career spanning 40 years in advertising, promotions, launches, hosting, fashion, stage, TV, parades and special events, from planning to production and performance to choreography and direction.
Artistic director, choreographer, author, dancer/performer, has run her own Company since she was 15. She started her career with staging and choreography for London Fashion Week fashion shows. She also worked in Advertising for many years and at the same time started her own successful theatre and dance company being commissioned by clients such as Walt Disney Corporation.
Donna Maria was introduced to Maypole dancing as a child by her Mother, Rose, also a professional dancer, who was her whole inspiration. In 1978 the Regent Street Association commissioned Donna to produce a Maypole show for the first official May Day bank holiday to be performed in Golden Square, and it was a great success. Donna Maria’s Maypole then appeared at Westminster Abbey for the next 19 years whilst being commissioned for many major and prestigious events since then.
Since that day Donna follows in her mother Rose’s footsteps, dancing the traditional English Maypole. Rose’s passion and love for the Maypole has been passed on to Donna who now champions her own multi-award winning Maypole spectacular show.
11.15am Traditional Maypole Dancing
Following the Dog Show at 16.00 The Doggie Maypole