Ballet Technique / Pointe Technique / Rehearsal Coach
Mariana was born in Guadalajara Jal. México, and began her training at six years old with Miss Nayelli Neville at Neville and Benahia Dance Institute. She trained in classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance before becoming a professional ballet dancer and teacher. Mariana also has her degree in Psychology.
In 2009 she obtained a ballet scholarship to the Conservatory ballet of Madrid Spain, where she worked with Marcel Dzman (painter) in his exhibition “Drawing in a Revolution” in New York.
Mariana has danced professionally with ; Compañia de Danza Classical and Neoclassical de Jalisco (CDCNJ), Ballet de Jalisco (BJ), and Ardentia Compañía de Danza. She has performed many notable roles in Les Sylphides, Le Corsaire, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quijote, Napolli, Sleeping Beauty, and La Esmeralda.
When she’s not giving to these beautiful students, you can see Maríana performing locally with Metamorphosis Dance and Ventana Ballet.
Programs & Classes
The Professional Conservatory (PC) offers daytime and evening programs for members to train with a world renowned professional faculty in a versatile regiment of codified techniques and movement principles to prepare for all aspects of professional and collegiate dance.
The Conservatory offers multiple training opportunities for ages 8 and up. Conservatory dancers will focus on training in a minimum of two ballet technique classes per week, and have the option to add modern technique, jazz technique and musical theater, contemporary and pointe technique (upon invitation only).
The Children's Conservatory
The Children’s Conservatory offers multiple training opportunities for ages 2-7. Dancers in the Children’s Conservatory will develop a love for dance by building a proper foundation that lasts a lifetime in a warm, nurturing environment. Children’s Conservatory dancers will focus on motor skills, musicality, coordination, personal relationships, responsibility, and more.
If a dancer is interested in performing, they are encouraged to audition for the ADC productions.