Faculty

Mariana Zerbino

 

Mariana was introduced to the world of dance by her mother, Jussara Zerbino, at a very early age. Jussara, who at the time was the owner of Studio De Danca in Florianopolis Brazil, began to teach both of her daughters Ballet and Jazz at the age of 3. Mariana continued her dance training at Albertina Ganzo Academy in Florianopolis and at Centro de Danca in Porto Alegre, Brasil. At the age of 8 she began her Gymnastics classes at Sete and Sogipa in Porto Alegre, Brasil.

She perfected her technique at Manchester Gymnastics Academy. She also studied Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Acrobatics, at the New Hampshire Academy of Dance and Dance Works Unlimited Under Kim Maihot, Chris Kolher and Jussara Zerbino.

Under the supervision of Barbara Mullen of the Royal Ballet Academy of Dance, Mariana Joined the Royal Ballet Program. Upon moving to Miami, Mariana embraced Modern dance with well-known dance and choreographer, Mia Michaels, known for her participation in the show “So You Think You Can Dance.” While at FIU, she studied ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and Modern with renowned instructors such as Mariana Brake (National Ballet of Washington), Diego Salterini (Momentum Dance Company), Gary Lund (Two’s Company), Andrea Mantell-Seidel (Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble), and Roberto Dias (Brazarte). Mariana is the Assistant Director at ABC Dance Studio and has been teaching dance for the past 11 years. ABC Dance Miami, Miami Dance Studio, Tap, Pointe, Hip hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Song and Dance, Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Girls Competition Company.