Mariana Ranz is originally from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She began her training under the direction of Gryssel Berlioz. Later, she joined and performed with Compañia de Danza Bellart. At 18, Ms. Ranz relocated to the United States to pursue her higher education studies. She attended the University of California in Irvine, and graduated with a B.A. in Dance & a B.A. in Psychology and Social Behaviors.
Ms. Ranz is an ABT Certified Teacher in Primary through Level Seven and Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum and finished her Masters degree in Dance Education with emphasis in American Ballet Theater Ballet Pedagogy from New York University. As part of her career development, Ms. Ranz traveled to Uganda in 2014 where she had the opportunity to collaborate with Ugandan dance teachers and co-taught a few classes. In addition, she was recently in Bolivia where she held several master classes and prepared a professional development workshop for dance educators.
Ms. Ranz currently teaches at several private and public schools, is part of the American Ballet Theatre Dance Education Outreach Program, and is excited to join the Riverdale Y’s Dance Program.