Mariana D'Arruda Paraizo
Artists in Residence: THAT PRODUCTION COMPANY 2014
Mariana was born in Brazil and moved to Portugal at the age of 14. She holds a Degree in Dance (Escola Superior de Dança – Portugal) and has performed in many different countries such as Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Luxemburg, Denmark, Russia and Australia.
In 2010, she was finalist of the TV Show So You Think You Can Dance’ in Lisbon, Portugal. Mariana looks for versatility, in 2011 went to Los Angeles, California to take classes and workshops. She has a passion for choreography and has worked as a choreographer for numerous companies such as ADAM Dance Company, Ritmos Urbanos, Anime and the Dance Conservatory School in Madeira Island.