With a Rhythmic gymnastics background, Maria Contreras discovered pole 9 years ago in Amsterdam and new immediately Spain had to follow.
She is a certified FIPO instructor, she founded and currently directs one of the most important studios in Spain, the original Pole Dance Factory, located in Barcelona, home to the Spanish 2015 -2nd runner, Alenka Migetthi.
She is the president of both the Barcelona Pole Dance Association and the Spanish Pole Sport Federation, she organizes several events to promote pole in Spain, being the most recognized, the yearly Barcelona Pole Camp.
She is the only International IPSF judge in Spain and has judged IPSF nationals around Europe 2014 and 2015, the WPSC 2014 & 2015
and non IPSF competitions ( Pole Emotions, Pole Theater Croatia, Spanish Pole Style Cup 2014 & 2015
, Miss Pole Dance Spain 2014 &2015, etc)