Meet Maria Chekmareva
Welcome to my website and professional blog! I am an independent insurance broker working with over 10 insurance companies.
What does that mean for you?
I can customize and offer different types of insurance products, delivering the solution that will work best for your needs.
No surprises, no cutting corners, 100% responsibility.
I have been lucky to experience two very different careers in my life.
Over the years, I have been able to combine my passion for circus art and financial services.
Currently, I am running two businesses, Bravo Circus Studio, where I teach circus classes for kids and provide entertainment programs; and Maria Chekmareva Insurance, where I provide a variety of insurance solutions as an independent insurance broker.
How did I get here?
When I became a professional circus artist, I was wondering how I could build my financial independence and manage my money, help my parents, and have a plan in case I injured myself.
These questions inspired me to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Moscow Financial University while carrying on with the circus training and performances around the world.
During my circus career, I fell in love with Canada, the multicultural country where everyone has the opportunity to learn, develop and apply their skills in many different ways.
Upon my move to Canada, I have continued my studies and successfully graduated with a Financial Services Diploma from SAIT and completed the Investment Funds course (CSI) and Life License Qualification Program (LLQP is a licensing regime for life insurance sales).
During the two-year program, I completed multiple case studies analyzing the financial assets of different families in the search for the best solutions. Besides, I was on the team for the management project and received the “Developing Winning Competitive Strategies” Student Award.
“I’m attentive to my client’s needs, establish trusting relationships and evaluate their previous experience for achieving the new goals.”
When I opened the Bravo Circus Studio in Calgary, I was able to combine my passion for circus art and finance. I have been successfully managing the company’s finances, tax reports as well as customers’ feedback and much more, drawing on my knowledge of the financial industry obtained during my college and university years.
Being an instructor has taught me to be attentive to my client’s needs, developing long-lasting relationships with them in order to better evaluate their previous experience to achieve new goals.
I continue to bring the same approach to my insurance business. In order to find the best solution for you and your family, I thoroughly evaluate your current financial and emotional situation and long-term financial goals.
Insurance brokers are required by law to follow all regulations and rules of the Alberta Insurance Council.
You can find my name (Maria Chekmareva, city: Calgary) on the official public register.
As a licensed broker, I put my clients first, ensuring that you are informed and comfortable with the service from day one, for many years onwards.