Konno Maria is one of the main Cures in Step Dance Pretty Cure. She is a exchange student who came from Brazil. She is a good student and it is very sociable, she soon discovers that Hotaru and her friends are Pretty Cure and says she will join them since she is also a Pretty Cure. She become cure before them and she have her own power. She have a fairy too. She is afraid of not being accepted by their classmates since she suffered with this in the past, her dream is to become a diplomat. She become part of the Student Council. Her alter ego is Cure Samba.