Mariana is theatre practitioner specialised in physical and applied theatre. She has trained in Lecoq techniques, both as a performer and as a pedagogue, having adapted many techniques to the context of Education, as she also holds a Masters Degree in Applied Theatre from Goldsmiths University.  Mariana transits between the worlds of performance and education, collaborating with many practitioners and directors of international recognition, as well as developing her own projects using Theatre and the applied Arts as tools for the development of awareness, resilience and wellbeing of her participants in various settings. She has been an associate artist with Stonecrabs Theatre since 2013.