"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
Mariana Parma is an Actor/ Professional Dancer/ Instructor/ Choreographer, and Bilingual- Spanish/ English speaker based in NYC. She is an acclaimed performer, featured on stage, tv and film. She is recognized for her passion and versatility in both dance, and acting. She is a graduate from Rutgers University, Douglass College with a BA in Dance and Communication.
Mariana had the great fortune of booking her first feature film role in "Random Hearts," directed by the late Sidney Pollack starring Harrison Ford. Mariana's film/tv credits include, Isn't it Romantic, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, The Blacklist directed by Andrew McCarthy, The Sopranos, directed by Steve Buscemi, Random Hearts directed by Sidney Pollack, to name a few.
Her theater credits include, The Bitter Tears of Petra Van Kant, supporting role Sidonie, Comida de Putas, lead (Laluz), Tango Fever, (as the Lead Ana), Evita,(Featured Tango Dancer), Swing, the musical, (Featured Latin Track), Swango, Tango Por Ellos, Tango Connection, Romulo Larrea's Tango 1st Century, Roxanna's Tango, Glamour Tango, and numerous Tango and theater productions partnering with leading Tango dancers.
As a choreographer, Mariana Parma, has choreographed a major Parle commercial in Mumbai, India, starring Bollywood star Roshan Hrithik. She taught and choreographed Chita Rivera in tango, for her role in Venecia, directed by the late award winning American Playwright, Author Laurents. And choreographed the China tour of Glamour Tango, an all women's Tango show created by Polly Ferman.
*Mariana Parma is the recipient of the 2019 St. Louis Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement for Choreography for the production "Evita", Hola Award for Outstanding Achievement for Choreography for the production "Tango Fever". She has coached the legendary Tommy Tune, and many other well known choreographers in tango. She is also the USA Tango Champion, in Tango Salon, and a Semi- Finalist in the Mundial de Baile de Tango, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.