Belén Maya was born in New York, while her parents, Carmen Mora and Mario Maya, were on tour. She began her studies at the age of 18 under the tutelage of Paco Fernández, María Magdalena, Goyo Montero, Rosa Naranjo, Carmen Cortés and Paco Romero. She later studied with Anunciación Rueda "La Tona".
She started her career as guest artist at several well known tablaos : Café de Chinitas, Corral de la Pacheca (Madrid), Tablao de Carmen (Barcelona), Los Gallos, Patio Andaluz (Seville) and El Flamenco (Tokyo).
As first dancer she has worked with the top companies, including Carmen Cortés's Company, Mario Maya´s Company and the Compañía Andaluza de Danza. In 1996, she participated in Carlos Saura's film "Flamenco".
One year later, she founded her own company, La Diosa en Nosotras (The Goddess in Us), with the ambitious project to express the different feminine energies in order to determine the contribution of the flamenca woman today in traditional flamenco.