Mariana DeMarco grew up in Smithtown, N.Y. and began dancing when she was five years old. Her strong classical ballet training continued through her college education. Mariana graduated with honors receiving both of her Ballet Performance and Biology degrees from the University of Cincinnati at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. She was Dance Team Captain of the University of Cincinnati’s Dance Team. Training and dancing with various companies and programs around the states, such as Juilliard, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Cincinnati Ballet, and Dayton Ballet, she has won various Platinum and High Medal awards at Local and National Competitions. Mariana has also performed as a Guest Artist for the Dayton Ballet Nutcracker for the past four seasons. Mariana teaches around the tri-state area and is thrilled to be a part of The Studio!!!