Born in Sofia, Bulgaria where she trained Rhythmic Gymnastics from the age of 8 to 18. A member of the Bulgarian National Team from 1991 – 1996 year. Her first coach was the two times World Champion (1983, 1985) Diliana Georgieva. She passed to Maia the passion for Rhythmic Gymnastics. Later, under the guidance of the world famous coaches Neshka Robeva & Lushka Buchvarova, Maia competed and won in numerous National, European, World Championships with the Bulgarian National team group.
- Silver All-Around medal at European Championship in Bucharest, Romania, 1993
- Silver All-Around medal at European Championship in Prague, Czech Republic,1995
- World Champions in Vienna, Austria, 1995
- World Champions in Budapest, Hungary, 1996
- Silver medal in the Olympic Games, Atlanta 1996.
Toured USA, Canada, Mexico (Ringling Bros Circus) 1997-2005 as a Rhythmic Gymnast and a Dance Captain.
In 2011 Maia and Lina Tabakova found and established Nevada Rhythmic Academy and continue to pass their World level knowledge to their talented students and future Champions to this day.