Maria Eichwald was born in 1974 in Talgar, Kazakhstan. She studied at the Ballet Academy in Alma-Ata and joined the National Ballet of Kazakhstan. Here she danced the leading roles of Swan Lake and Nutcracker when was only 18 years old, and soon advanced to soloist. After the early death of her father Maria and her mother moved to Germany. She first danced two years in Mönchengladbach before she, in 1996, joined the Bavarian State Ballet. In Munich Ivan Liska promoted her to first soloist in 1999. She moved to Stuttgart Ballet in the beginning of 2004.
Tatiana and Olga in Onegin, title roles in Lady of the Camelias, Manon, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle and Sleeping Beauty, Marie in The Nutcracker, Odette-Odile in Swan Lake, Nikiya in La Bayadere and Kitri in Don Quixote.
Nominated for Prix Benois 2002.